The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 13: Unit Culmination - Symposium

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To conclude a unit on the concept of diversity in world literature, class members conduct a symposium on "African Literature in Global Perspectives." In order to earn a spot on the panel, individuals craft an original thesis that demonstrates their insight, provide support drawn from their research and from texts examined as part of the unit, and submit their paper as an audition.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin by having class members use the provided links to create a rubric for the assignment, or provide the rubric that will be used to evaluate the assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • The final resource in a 13-lesson unit, designed specifically for identified gifted and talented learners, that uses a variety of texts to explore the concept of diversity and the challenges of communicating across diverse cultures
  • Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart serves as the anchor text for the unit
Pros

  • The 10-page packet includes the plan, links to the MLA style guidelines, to resources that help prepare for the symposium, and to publish the agenda
Cons

  • None