The Danger of a Single Story: Discussion Questions and Writing Prompt

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This handout is a list of ten original questions to assist in a guided discussion for the TedTalk "The Danger of a Single Story" by Chimamanda Adichie, organized in order of the talk and separated with time stamps. It also includes a writing prompt at the end. This TedTalk and the questions attached are very useful in helping students break apart the key concepts in the TedTalk and apply them to their academic setting as well as their personal lives. Note: Another version of this handout is available in both English and Spanish.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.


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