After reading Part 1 of the novel (Chapters 1-13), focus on the Ibo culture BEFORE the colonists are introduced. Have the students gain a clear understanding of the culture, in order to better understand the changes that are about to occur.
Have students select three of the topics of their choice, describe the cultural aspects in detail, analyze how these details relate to the community, and finally how they relate to the main characters.
Complete the Graphic Organizer and use the points below to organize the essay. I didn't make a full organizer because students tend to just write what they wrote in the boxes without any transitions whatsoever!
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