A Long Way Gone: Mixtape Assignment

A Long Way Gone: Mixtape Assignment
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Music plays a huge role in Ishmael’s life as depicted in his memoir, A Long Way Gone.

This assignment allows students to create a mixtape for Ishmael to help him overcome the obstacles he faces in the story.

When we read A Long Way Gone, my students annotate the text by searching for quotes that represent eight major themes: Survival, Memory, Loss of Innocence, Nature, Life & Hope, Family, and Music).

My assignment asks them to choose one song to represent each of the eight major themes, then choose two bonus tracks which they also feel are appropriate.
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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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