This project asks students to create a timeline of historical and fictional events as they read Khaled Hosseini's "A Thousand Splendid Suns." This project is beneficial to students because it helps them connect events in the novel to larger events in Afghanistan.
Included is a list of important historical events in Afghanistan as well as a list of fictional events from the novel. Students must orient each fictional event on their timeline as they read.
Possible extension: Ask students to choose one historical event and explain how it informed a fictional event in its proximity.