Day 4

Purple Hibiscus Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Feminists

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    To analyze Purple Hibiscus from a feminist perspective

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1

    Structure:

    Have students watch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED talk, "We Should All Be Feminists." In addition to being informative and interesting, this talk was sampled in one of Beyonce's songs, Flawless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc.

    In particular, have students focus on these quotes:

    (1) "I am angry. Gender as it functions today is a grave injustice. We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change, but in addition to being angry, I’m also hopeful...

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