The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 7: Cultural Commentary

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As part of their study of Things Fall Apart, class groups develop a multimedia presentation in response to the question, "In what ways does Achebe use literature as a means to express and comment on culture and history?"

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups find images that comment on culture and history, and create a gallery of the images
Classroom Considerations

  • The seventh 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 seven-page resource includes the plan and a rubric for the presentation project
Cons

  • The activity presumes class members are familiar with presentation technology