Note to Teacher Select classmates to portray the seven characters being

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Note to Teacher: Select classmates to portray the seven characters being interviewed. Encourage them to read the novel through chapter nine thoroughly‚ and become well acquainted with the personality traits‚ the dialogue‚ and the actions of their characters. You may choose to limit the requirements by having students create the format and the questions and answers, but not present the actual television program.
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapters 7-9 Television Talk Show Objective: Analyzing character traits Developing interview techniques Using critical thinking skills Activity Suppose the characters from Things Fall Apart are guests on a television talk show‚ and you are the host. Your job is to develop a program format interviewing Okonkwo‚ Nwoye‚ Obierika‚ Ezinma‚ and Okonkwo’s three wives. Requirements for your program development are: Selecting a title for your show Developing a theme song to introduce your show Devising a list of 10 questions to ask each of your guests Creating the stage you will use during your presentation If possible, create the interview questions in advance so your classmates can prepare answers relevant to an understanding of the plot. If possible, take questions from your studio audience (the class). S - 55 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 56 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Chapters 1-9 Customs and Traditions of a Culture Objective: Recognizing the customs and traditions of a culture Interpreting detail Activity By this point in the novel, the reader has become well acquainted with the customs of the Ibo tribe and begins to feel comfortable with Achebe’s use of these customs to draw the reader into the story. Achebe’s storytelling techniques lend to the realistic presentation of a civilized African people that counters previous images of a primitive society with no order or balance. The organization and structure of a civilized group is evident through the customs, rituals, or beliefs shown through Chapter 9. Review these chapters and make a list of the customs, rituals, and beliefs Achebe reveals to the reader (the first two have been done for you). Do any of these elements remind you of the customs, rituals, or beliefs of modern American society? Do they remind you of any other society? What do these customs tell you about the Nigerian Ibo society? Page # Custom, Belief, or Ritual 6 Sharing the kola nut when visitors come to the home 9 Calling a snake a string in case it hears you 20 Wearing anklets that represent the husband’s titles 30 The Week of Peace before the planting season 36 The Feast of the New Yam 41 Answering a question with a question to ward off evil spirits 45 Each wife preparing a dish for dinner 46 The ancient silk-cotton tree harboring the spirits of good children 61-62 Putting newborn twins in pots and throwing them away into the forest 69 Tapping trees for palm-oil 77 Holding a naming ceremony seven weeks after the birth of a child 79 Reincarnation
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