Influence and Impact
Kind of Activity:
Students will consider one of the key themes of “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim” and will reflect on what they think about it in terms of their own view of the world.
Common Core Standards:
In “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim,” the protagonist in Bahadur’s novel searches for a man by looking for the qualities that he has left in the people he has met. Ask the students to reflect on this idea, and what it means for a person to leave traits in those who they encounter. Students should write a reflective response on what it means for the novelist’s...
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