This If One Finger Brought Oil - Things Fall Apart Part I video also includes:
"See other human beings as human beings." China Achebe’s message is echoed in a two-part video course that focuses on Things Fall Apart, Achebe’s novel about colonial Nigeria. The narrator's focus in Part 1 is on Okonkwo, the main character, and his inability to see how his vision of himself, his use of "power based on fear, ignorance, and hatred" causes tragedy.
- The narrator's evident scholarship can serve as a model for readers preparing to craft a reflective or analytic essay about a theme in Achebe's novel
- The esoteric nature of the discussion is best suited for AP and honors-level classes
- Preview the video to determine if the pace and asides are appropriate for your classsroom