Day 4

Nervous Conditions Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Gender Roles

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will explore gender roles in the book and their lives.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2

    Structure:

    To begin the activity, have students do a Think Pair Share. First, have students think about the question: what are the gender roles in your family/community? Then, have students share with a partner and then the class.

    Then, explain that Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie writes and talks about gender roles in Africa. Have students watch her TED Talk “We Should All Be Feminists” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc). Be advised that this TED talk is longer than most. It is...

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