How do we tell a story about ourselves that is both true and positive? How do we hold ourselves up in the best possible light, while still being honest about our struggles and our flaws? You'll read Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart , analyzing the text through the eyes of one character. You'll get to know that character's flaws and strengths, and you'll tell part of the story from that character's perspective, doing your best to tell an honest tale that presents your character's best side. Then you'll explore your own stories, crafting a personal narrative about an important moment of learning in your life.
Close reading of the unit texts will help you answer these Guiding Questions:
- How do our conflicts shape and show our character?
- How can we tell a story about ourselves that's both honest and positive?
- How do definitions of justice change depending on the culture you live in?
- What are ways individuals can react to a changing world? To a community that doesn't accept us?
- Character, Conflict, and Culture
Lesson 1Learning Through Digital Courses`
Lesson 2Why do we tell painful stories?`
Lesson 4Character Introductions`
Lesson 5Benchmark Assessment (Cold Write).`
- The Big Questions
Lesson 6Analyzing Character Perception`
Lesson 7Analyzing Character Traits`
Lesson 8Examinaning Gender Roles`
Lesson 9Analyzing The Umuofian Society`
Lesson 10The Umuofian Justice System`
Lesson 12Exploring The Impact Of Colonialism`
Lesson 13Versions of A True Story`
Lesson 14A Debate On Perspectives`
Lesson 15A Review On Authority & Control`
Lesson 16Analyzing Character Approach`
Lesson 17Group Discussion`
- Telling Their Stories
Lesson 18A Review On Character's Self Image`
Lesson 19Descriptive Language`
Lesson 20Narrative Essay Group Feedback`
Lesson 21Revision of Character Narratives`
Lesson 22Readers Impression`
Lesson 23Final Revision`