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Advanced Placement in English Literature and Composition Individual Learning Packet Teaching Unit Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe written by Michelle Ryan Copyright © 200X by Prestwick House Inc., P.O. Box 658, Clayton, DE 19938. 1-800-932-4593. Permission to copy this unit for classroom use is extended to purchaser for his or her personal use. This material, in whole or part, may not be copied for resale. ISBN 978-1- 60389-369-5 Item No. 303081
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2 Things Fall Apart ADVANCED PLACEMENT LITERATURE TEACHING UNIT OBJECTIVES Things Fall Apart Objectives By the end of this Unit, the student will be able to: 1. understand how African literature and literary traditions influence Achebe’s writing style. 2. respond to multiple choice questions similar to those that will appear on the Advanced Placement in English Literature and Composition exam. 3. respond to writing prompts similar to those that will appear on the Advanced Placement in English Literature and Composition exam. 4. offer a close reading of Things Fall Apart and support all assertions and interpretations with direct evidence from the text, from authoritative critical knowledge of the genre, or from authoritative criticism of the novel. 5. discuss the dramatic development of the narrative in terms of exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution. 6. demonstrate a literal, personal, interpretive, and critical understanding of the text. 7. explain the importance of the title as a theme in the novel. 8. explain the central conflicts in the narrative, and explain the nature of the internal and external conflicts with which various characters cope. 9. understand the novel as an exploration of the ramifications of Colonialism. 10. examine Okonkwo as a tragic hero. 11. analyze the importance of literary elements like dramatic irony, foreshadowing, and suspense on the development of the story. 12. trace and discuss recurring imagery. 13. discuss the use of proverbs in the narrative and how they contribute to the overall effect of the novel. 14. analyze how point of view influences the literary narrative. 15. explain how Achebe uses character foils to illuminate the differences between the principal characters.
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3 Things Fall Apart ADVANCED PLACEMENT LITERATURE TEACHING UNIT LECTURE Lecture ACHEBE AND HIS TIMES Chinua Achebe, full name Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, was born in Nigeria. His father was a teacher in a missionary school; Achebe was raised as a Protestant. As a youth, Achebe attended the Government College of Umuahia and the University College of Ibadan. While in college, Achebe reclaimed his cultural name and no longer used his christened name, Albert, after Prince Albert of England. While in school, Achebe studied English, history, and theology.
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