If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to contextualize Kambili's coming-of-age story within Nigeria's political and colonial history from 1960 - 2000, citing examples from the text.
Students will able to compare and contrast characters in Purple Hibiscus, citing examples from the text.
Students will be able to analyze themes and symbols in Purple Hibiscus, note how they grow in meaning over time, and cite examples from the text.
Students will be able to produce creative writing using the setting and characters of a Purple Hibiscus.