Things Fall Apart: Fascinating Folk Tales

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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 the class. Pairs identify the title of the tale, the major characters, the setting, any symbols used, and craft a summary that also explains the meaning of the story and its significance.

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Pros
  • The tales provide additional background information on African cultural traditions and values
Cons
  • Requires the purchase of multiple copies of Nelson Mandela's collection of Favorite African Folktales