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record-keeping system for many countries and cultures. In keeping with the traditions of the Ibo culture, Achebe bases his story on a realistic African family and clan. Using the information given through this chapter, generate a representation of Okonkwo’s family tree including his wives and children. Your final product can be in the form of a sketch, a collage, a power point slide, or a 3-D visual. Note to Teacher: You may choose to be more specific in the presentation format.
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapter 5 The Family Tree Objective: Interpreting details from the text Creating a visual reference to the text Activity In order to preserve the history of a family, many people research their genealogy and build a family tree based on information given and recorded over many years. This history includes as many members and relatives as the researcher can find. This is not only an American custom, but it is also a historical record-keeping system for many countries and cultures. In keeping with the traditions of the Ibo culture, Achebe bases his story on a realistic African family and clan. Using the information given through this chapter, generate a representation of Okonkwo’s family tree including his wives and children. Your final product can be in the form of a sketch, a collage, a power point slide, or a 3-D visual. S - 33 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 34 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Chapter 6 Cultural Traditions Objective: Comprehending important details Relating American culture to the Ibo Activity 1 The scenario and events in this chapter outline the importance of wrestling matches to the Ibo tribe. The author’s description helps the reader visualize and understand the event. After reading the chapter, answer the following questions: 1. Describe how the villagers create the arena. They stand round in a circle leaving the center of the playground free. 2. Who sits during the event? Who stands during the event? The elders sit on stools brought to them by their sons or slaves. All others stand‚ except for those who are in the stands. 3. How is order among the crowd maintained? Two men with palm fronds run round the circle and beat the ground in front of them to keep the crowds back. 4. Describe the teams. There are two teams, which consist of twelve men ages 15 or 16. 5. Describe the day’s events. There are introductory bouts, which merely set the scene for the bigger matches. In the more important matches, the young men choose their opponents by pointing at them. The last match is between the leaders of the two teams, who are usually among the best wrestlers in the village. 6. What role does music play in the event? Drums indicate the approach of the teams and are used between and during the bouts to create excitement. The crowds sing praises for the winners.
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