Day 5

Heart of Darkness Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Chinua Achebe on Conrad

    Kind of Activity:



    Students will be able to analyze and present a post-colonial reading of the text that challenges the embedded racism of the narrative.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4


    Heart of Darkness is paradigmatic of colonial literature. Africa and Africans are defined by the colonizing outsiders, with little to no attention paid to the perspectives of the native population. It was not until the 1960s that African writers began to reclaim their continent in literature by presenting...

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