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Activity 2 Things Fall Apart is set in 1890s Nigeria. Use all available resources to research Nigeria as it was in the 1890s and as it is today. Based on your research, write a descriptive essay comparing the two cultures and indicating the cause and result of such changes. S - 5 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 6 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Pre-Reading Research Objective: Understanding historical background and implications for a literary work Refining research skills by consulting a variety of sources Activity Before reading any work of literature, it is useful to know certain information regarding the author and his background. Using several different sources‚ answer the questions contained in the chart below. Indicate the source from which you gathered your information. Only three questions may be answered by a single source. Note to Teacher: This assignment allows students to answer only three questions with any one source in an attempt to encourage them to proactively learn and gain a thorough understanding of the author and his background. You may want to provide print sources for students so that they do not rely heavily on the Internet. Putting books on hold in the school library may help the students as they do their research. Question Answer Source Who wrote Things Fall Apart ? Chinua Achebe When and where was the author born? November 16, 1930, in Ogidi, a large village in Nigeria What influenced the author’s decision to write this novel? He was weary of novels that portrayed Africa as a backward, uncivilized culture. What is the author’s educational background? Government College in Umuahia, University College, Ibadan, and London University What was Achebe’s original name and why did he change it? His missionary parents named him Albert, but when he rejected Christianity, he changed his first name to Chinua. What occupation and positions has the author held? Professor of English at University of Nigeria, University of Massachusetts, and Bard College List three of the author’s works Possibilities include: Things Fall Apart, Anthills of Savannah, Arrow of God, No Longer at Ease, Beware Soul Brother, and A Man of the People What literary awards has the author received? Possibilities include: Margaret Wrong Prize, the New Statesman Jock Campbell Prize, and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize How has politics influenced the author’s writing? Social and political problems in Nigeria and the difficulties of the post-colonial era are reflected in his novels.
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Pre-Reading Research Objective: Understanding historical background and implications for a literary work Refining research skills by consulting a variety of sources Activity Before reading any work of literature, it is useful to know certain information regarding the author and his background. Using several different sources‚ answer the questions contained in the chart below.
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