Teacher Guide

Things Fall Apart Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Read the novel carefully with an eye towards understanding figurative and symbolic language.

  2. 2

    Produce sophisticated written and artistic responses to the text and audio-visual materials. 

  3. 3

    Understand and be able to explain how the events told in Things Fall Apart relate to broader historical facts and themes, such as Christian missionary work in and British colonial control of Nigeria. 

  4. 4

    Understand the author's personal biography, and connect this understanding to the narrative in the novel. 

  5. 5

    Effectively use a...

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