This document provides lesson plans for Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's The River Between. It includes vocabulary, discussion questions, group activities, projects, quizzes, and tests. This novel takes place in Kenya as christian missionaries are first arriving in the country. The struggle between tradition and modernity, education versus, loss of freedom, and love make up the major themes and conflicts of this novel. Some difficult topics of this novel include circumcision, especially female circumcision, but it is written in a way that invites discussion and I believe that it is one that can be had in the classroom.