Teacher Guide

Purple Hibiscus 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

    Students will be able to contextualize Kambili's coming-of-age story within Nigeria's political and colonial history from 1960 - 2000, citing examples from the text.

  2. 2

    Students will able to compare and contrast characters in Purple Hibiscus, citing examples from the text.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to analyze themes and symbols in Purple Hibiscus, note how they grow in meaning over time, and cite examples from the text.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to produce creative writing using the setting and characters of a Purple Hibiscus.

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