The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 6: Culture Clash

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To prepare for a Quickwrite on the question, "How do different points of view create cultural conflicts?" class groups draw examples of religious, cultural, and political conflicts from Things Fall Apart and The Poisonwood Bible to use as evidence in their response.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Introduce the SOAPSTone analysis technique early in the unit and encourage class members to use the approach to develop their own text-dependent questions
Classroom Considerations
  • The sixth 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 and Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible serve as the anchor texts for the unit
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  • The six-page packet includes the plan, directions for a Jigsaw activity, and the Quickwrite prompt
  • The plan appears incomplete, missing sections that tie the discussion chapter research activity to the writing prompt