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Teaching Things Fall Apart in Wisconsin: A Resource Guide for Educators

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
“There is no story that is not true, . . .” And uncovering the truths in Things Fall Apart is the focus of a 68-page resource packet designed to provide instructors with a wealth of materials that enhance understanding of Chinua Achebe’s...
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A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
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An Introduction to Chinua Achebe's An Image of Africa

For Students 9th - 12th
In An Image of Africa, Chinua Achebe calls out Joseph Conrad for his racist attitudes in Heart of Darkness. Achebe contents that despite the fact that Conrad's novel is a blistering attack on Colonialism in the Congo, his characters are...
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Things Fall Apart

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Okonkwo's life, family, actions, and culture are the focus of a literary crossword puzzle. As high schoolers finish Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, they answer the clues to review key details from the tragic tale.
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Things Fall Apart, Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
"If you want to bee it well, you must not stand in one place." The second of two videos devoted to Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, the narrator focuses on the historical contexts and the "crossroads of culture," where traditional Igbo...
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Things Fall Apart: Is Okonkwo a Tragic Hero?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Oedipus, Hamlet, Marlow, Gatsby, Okonkwo? Readers of Things Fall Apart are asked to justify Okonkwo’s classification as a tragic hero by providing examples of his noble status, the mixture of good and bad in his personality, the fatal...
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Understanding a Pivotal Chapter

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Things happen. Events in Chapter 7 of Things Fall Apart are pivotal and not only affect the relationship between Okonkwo and Nwoye and Okonkwo and Ogbuefi Exeudu, but generate consequences for Okonkwo as well. Readers are asked to...
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Things Fall Apart Study Guide

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
“There is no story that is not true.” And Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, uses proverbs (“. . .the palm-oil with which words are eaten”), a compelling tragic hero, and historic events, to engage readers in the truth of his story of...
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Things Fall Apart: Vocabulary

For Students 9th - 12th
What is a magic vocabulary square? Use this newly popular method of reviewing vocabulary to engage your class. There's some tricky vocabulary in Things Fall Apart; front-load words like impending, impudent, and pacified to ease the...
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Things Fall Apart: Bloom's Taxonomy of Thinking Processes

For Students 9th - 11th
One of the things that makes Bloom's Taxonomy so effective is that it works off different levels of understanding. Test your readers' knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation with these short questions....
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Things Fall Apart: Research, Writing & Presentation Project

For Teachers 9th - 11th
A great resource for your unit on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Small groups conduct research about related topics (list included), write papers, present PowerPoint slide shows, and take a student-created test. Fill in a few gaps to...
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Things Fall Apart: Fascinating Folk Tales

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
As part of a study of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, class members read several folk tales from Nelson Mandela’s collection of Favorite African Folktales, use the provided template to analyze the story, and present their findings to...
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Things Fall Apart: Proverbs De-Mystified

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
”Proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten.” Proverbs from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart are the focus of a worksheet that ask groups to examine a series of proverbs taken from the novel. Prior to reading, the groups...
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Things Fall Apart Reading Guide

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart can present challenges even for experienced readers. Here’s a schedule and corresponding guide that will help readers focus on and record important events. The packet includes fact-based, interpretative,...
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Things Fall Apart: A Man of Prestige

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Good characters are complex and their actions contradictory. Readers of Things Fall Apart are asked to record details from the first four chapters of Chinua Achebe’s novel that indicate Okonkwo’s achievements and status, as well as...
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Things Fall Apart: Character Foils

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Character foils in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart are the focus of an exercise that asks readers to use a Venn diagram to collect details from the novel that reveal the similarities and differences between Okonkwo and Unoka....
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Things Fall Apart: Character Guide

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Keeping track of who’s who in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart can be a challenge. Provide readers with a Character Guide that lists the major characters, a pronunciation key for these names, and includes room for descriptions and...
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Things Fall Apart: Years of Exile

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
After completing Part Two of Things Fall Apart, readers are asked to record important events that occur during Okonkwo’s seven year exile, and to explain why these events are important to the novel as a whole. The graphic organizer, part...
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Things Fall Apart: Analyzing the Epigraph

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Readers of Things Fall Apart are asked to read and then analyze W. B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming,” the poem used as an epigraph for Chinua Achebe’s novel. Individuals fill out a SIFT chart, identifying symbols, imagery, figures of speech,...
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Things Fall Apart RAFT Assignment

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Chapter 11 of Things Fall Apart provides the text for a RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) assignment that asks readers to assume the voice of Ezinma and write a letter to Chielo detailing the thoughts and emotions she is experiencing...
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Things Fall Apart: Graphic Organizer

For Students 10th - 12th
Can two cultures live together successfully? After reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, have your class complete the graphic organizer included. They compare different cultures and brainstorm how different pairs could live...
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Teaching Through the Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are introduced to Chinua Achebe's first novel and to his views on the role of the writer in his or her society. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the related lesson Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 12 multiple choice questions based on Things Fall Apart. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions based on Achebe's Things Fall Apart. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection using the link at the...