Things Fall Apart Introductory Lesson: What Are Your Biases?

Things Fall Apart Introductory Lesson: What Are Your Biases?
Things Fall Apart Introductory Lesson: What Are Your Biases?
Things Fall Apart Introductory Lesson: What Are Your Biases?
Things Fall Apart Introductory Lesson: What Are Your Biases?
Things Fall Apart Introductory Lesson: What Are Your Biases?
Things Fall Apart Introductory Lesson: What Are Your Biases?
Things Fall Apart Introductory Lesson: What Are Your Biases?
Things Fall Apart Introductory Lesson: What Are Your Biases?
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Product Description: This activity helps students to examine their own biases about Africa in order to prepare to read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. The lesson includes a brainstorm, a small group discussion, three writing events, and a TedTalk. This is a technology enhanced lesson that requires teachers to be comfortable with Youtube, Google Forms, and Wordle.

Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart to help the world learn about Africa from someone other than a colonist. Students will examine what they know about Africa and see if they fall prey to stereotypes. (They usually do.) Recognizing this primes students to tackle Things Fall Apart and makes them more open to reading a book about a culture that may be totally foreign to them.
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• Clear objectives
• Step-by-step lesson plans
• Background knowledge activation
• Assessment (writing)
• Rubric
PDF of lesson and handouts
Materials Needed for Lesson:
• Access to Youtube
• Google accounts for students
Objectives:
1. Students will identify what they know about Africa.
2. Students will identify the argument of a speech.
3. Students will compare and contrast ideas from a video and a class discussion in a paragraph.
4. Students will be able to explain why Chinua Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart.
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9 pages
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1 hour
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