Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad: Pre-Reading WebQuest
6 Group Tasks / Topics
-essential questions listed for each
Have your students engage in a pre-reading group activity to find the important background information required for successful reading in the short novel, Heart of Darkness.
Finding images, historical facts, and articles on topics such as:
-rubber trees and ivory
-King Leopold and the Congo
-African natural resources
-England's role in imperialism and colonizing Africa
Presenting a complete picture of each topic will guide your students, "Upon the steamboat. Departure, Thames River...Arrival, Journey Down the Congo River!"
--images of posters from my English classes, 2013 *skills level classes are now reading this novel!*
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