Day 1

Purple Hibiscus Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    Coup Timeline

    Kind of Activity:



    To visualize major political events in Nigeria history from 1960 - 2000 and predict how they will influence the characters in the book

    Common Core Standards:



    Purple Hibiscus takes place in a turbulent Nigeria of the 1990s, when the country is rocked by see-sawing coups and counter-coups. Have students set up an account on Tiki-Toki ( or another timeline software, and create a timeline about Nigerian history from 1960, when the country became independent from Britain, to 1999, the date of the last military coup (to...

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