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1 Objective: Through discussion and writing, students will discuss and analyze the justice system in Things Fall Apart and and analyze and create their own folktale. Agenda: ACT Practice-English Quiz through Part 1 Discuss Part 1 Discuss use of folktales or fables Write your own folktale or fable.

2 Passage 4: Questions minutes

3 1.What happened to Ekwefis (Okonkwos wife) other children? 2. Where does Chielo take Ezinma? 3. Why is the tortoises shell not smooth? Summarize the folktale. 4. What happens to Ezeudu (Ogbuefi Ezendus son)?

4 What examples of the justice system are we seeing in these chapters? Do you think the justice system is fair? Do you think Okonkwos punishment is fair? Why does he receive this punishment? What does it mean, if one finger brought oil it soiled the others (125)? What is ironic about his punishment? How does Obierka (Okonkwos best friend) justify burning his Okonkwos compound?

5 Is Okonkwos punishment fair?

6 What is the purpose of the tortoise's folktale? What is the moral lesson reflected? Is this a reflection of any of the characters?

7 A folktale is a type of traditional story that tries to explain or understand the world. Such stories were orally passed down through the generations and feature morals or lessons. The stories usually take place long ago in a faraway place and are woven around talking animals, royalty, peasants, or mythical creatures. In a folktale, goodness is always rewarded. Heroes and heroines live happily ever after while villains are suitably punished.

8 Write your own folktale using those in Things Fall Apart as an example. Remember, your folktale should tell teach a lesson. Often they use animals as the characters. There are some other examples, if you would like to look at them. Your folktale should be about a page in length (preferably typed). Your folktale will be due on Monday, 2/25. We will share them then.

9 Objective: Students will understand the definition of a tragic hero and evaluate if Okonkwo fits this definition in Things Fall Apart. Agenda: Article: The Bug LifeDiscussion Discuss definition of a tragic hero Small group discussion: Does Okonkwo fit the definition of a tragic hero.

10 As you read highlight information about: What does Keiths job entail? Why is it important? What opportunities has the job given him? How has his college degree helped him in his work? Reflection: How does Keiths job relate to Things Fall Apart?

11 the intermediate kind of personage, a man not pre-eminently virtuous and just whose misfortune is brought upon him not by vice and depravity but by some error in judgment, of the number of those in the enjoyment of great prosperity Must experience a change in fortune … not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary from happiness to misery

12 A tragic hero is the central or main character of a tragic story that is usually of high or noble birth and demonstrates a fatal flawa characteristic that prompts him or her to take an action or make a decision that ultimately leads to his or her downfall or death.

13 -A person of noble or high status who has a mixture of good and bad in his personality.

14 -He has a fatal flaw which leads to his downfall.

15 He usually goes on a journey or a quest.

16 -He has a large capacity for suffering.

17 -His downfall is often preceded by self- realization.

18 On your own, develop an argument and outline about if and/or how Okonkwo fits the definition of a tragic hero. -A person of noble or high status who has a mixture of good and bad in his personality. -He has a fatal flaw which leads to his downfall. He usually goes on a journey or a quest. -He has a large capacity for suffering. -His downfall is often preceded by self- realization. For Monday: Read through chapter 19 (p. 167) Folktale due Monday

19 On your own, develop an argument about if Okonkwo fits this definition of a tragic hero. Criteria are listed on page 174 of your Springboard book. Create an outline (with as much detail as you can) for an essay to argue if Okonkwo meets this definition at this point in the novel.

20 1. How did a college degree lead Keith Cressman to the job he has now? 2. Do you think Okonkwo is a tragic hero? For Monday: Read through chapter 19 (p. 167) Folktale due Monday


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