Things Fall Apart: Problematic Situation

This Things Fall Apart: Problematic Situation activity & project also includes:

If you could pick characteristics you would want your child to possess, what would they be? To better understand Okonkwo, one of the key characters in Things Fall Apart, class groups engage in an activity that asks them to consider this question and to agree on three characteristics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research genetic engineering advancements
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a series designed to accompany a reading of Things Fall Apart
  • Establish a protocol for the safe and respectful discussion of emotionally charged issues
Pros

  • The four-page packet includes a rationale for the activity, step-by-step directions, a list of characteristics, and a worksheet
Cons

  • None
Common Core