Exploring Afghani Culture through Literature

Hosseini Khaled's The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns are the anchor texts in a semester-long course that explores Afghani culture and traditions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Designed as a semester-long course examine Afghani culture through literature, the materials could be included in a World Literature course, in a social studies unit on Middle Eastern cultures, or part of a study of the events of 9/11
Classroom Considerations
  • A protocol must be in place for a safe respectful discussion of culture and literature
  • The course presumes class members are familiar with the effects of the Middle Eastern colonial experience
  • The three-page resource includes a list of the course goals and suggested activities
  • Merely an overview of the course. There are no detailed lessons or activities included