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I det här arbetsområdet för gymnasiet ligger fokus på litteraturen, innehållet och kontexten. Eleverna läser romanen ”Things fall apart” av Chinua Achebe och sätter sig även in i landet, kritiken och artiklar runt romanen och dess verklighet.

Arbetsområdet är uppdelat i nio delar (här kallade lektioner) som kan göras i olika takt. Delarna behandlar aktiviteter före, under och efter läsningen och är uppdelat enligt följande:

  1. THE DANGER OF AT SINGLE STORY (PRE- READING ACTIVITIES)
  2. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT NIGERIA (PRE-READING ACTIVITIES) Här finns även dokument för grupparbete att användas här eller senare under arbetet,
  3. ACHEBE´S OBITUARY
  4. EXCERPT FROM ”HEART OF DARKNESS” AV JOSEPH CONRAD
  5. ”THE SECOND COMING” BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
  6. ”SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT” BY GEORGE ORWELL
  7. PREPARED DISCUSSION
  8. AFTER READING ”ABRAHAM TESTED”
  9. EXAM – FOCUS ON LANGUAGE

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Lektioner i arbetsområdet

1. THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY (PRE-READING ACTIVITIES)

    Listen to the following speach and practise note-taking   While listening: Take notes in your own words. Focus on the main points only. Keep your note-taking short, writing phr...

2. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT NIGERIA? (PRE-READING ACTIVITIES)

While reading Things Fall Apart, we will also focus on the country Nigeria itself which comes to life in the novel. Nigeria is often referred to as the ”Giant of Africa”, owing to its larg...

3. ACHEBE´S OBITUARY

3. Read Achebe’s obituary.  Select passages carefully, this obituary does include spoilers for the novel …

4. EXCERPT FROM HEART OF DARKNESS BY JOSEPH CONRAD

After reading Achebe’s obituary, I explain to students that before Achebe wrote his novel, Polish author Joseph Conrad wrote Heart of Darkness, a short novel or novella about a white man named Marlow...

5. ”THE SECOND COMING” BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

During- Reading Activities: Introduce this text around chapter 6 or 7. “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats Read the epigraph at the front of the text and ask students to make predictions abou...

6. ”SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT” BY GEORGE ORWELL

This text offers a different perspective on imperialism, colonialism, and the consequences of each. The speaker in this story offers a good counterpoint to Okonkwo and forces students to address the q...

7. PREPARED DISCUSSIONS

The first part of the novel is devoted to a depiction of Igbo culture. Keep notes in which you identify your own culture’s equivalent to each Igbo folkway, discovering affinities as well as difference...

8. AFTER READING: ”ABRAHAM TESTED”

After reading the novel read ”Abraham Tested” and discuss. The parallels between the passage and the novel are pretty clear. Discussion of the question: What motivates our actions? How do...

9. EXAM – FOCUS ON LANGUAGE

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