The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 3: Igbo Culture

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What cultural concepts must readers understand in order to connect to Things Fall Apart? As part of their study of Chinua Achebe’s novel, class members research Nigeria and the Igbo culture to create a collaborative, web-based, annotated bibliography. Instructors model how to search for reliable sources, create works cited entries, and how to annotate these entries.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • To avoid overlap, assign the groups different areas of research
Classroom Considerations

  • The first in a 13-lesson unit, designed specifically for identified gifted and talented learners, that uses a variety of texts to explore the concept of diversity and the challenges of communicating across diverse cultures
  • Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart serves as the anchor text for the unit
Pros

  • The eight-page packet includes the lesson, links to some research sites, model MLA citation formats, and a rubric for the annotated bibliography assignment
Cons

  • None