Things Fall Apart Cultural Spotlight Mini-Research Project

Things Fall Apart Cultural Spotlight Mini-Research Project
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The following mini-research project empowers students to showcase their research skills and learn about important concepts they'll need to know to better understand Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart. The project encourages students to share their findings with their classmates and present their findings, thus being an assessment of their oral language skills, too. Finally, the project also assesses student's formatting skills and be able to document their resource via MLA formatting conventions. This is a great pre-reading strategy and helps students get past the cultural barriers of this work. Concepts reviewed in the work include the following:
 agbala
 chi
 Chinua Achebe (bio)
 Chukwu
 colonialism
 dowry (bride price)
 egwugwu
 Ibo/Igbo tribe
 Heart of Darkness
 husband as head of household
 kola nuts as a symbol of hospitality
 locusts
 Christian missionaries at the end of the 19th century
 monotheism
 New Yam Festival
 Nigeria
 obi
 ogbanje
 oracle
 osu caste system
 ozo
 paganism
 palm-oil/palm wine
 polygamy
 sacred python
 snake in the Garden of Eden tale from the Bible
 titles (status)
 twin killing
 Week of Peace
 yams
Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 days
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