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Class Agenda for 1/30/15 1. ACT Prep: Contractions 2. Start TFA PPT 3. Check out book 4. Two Hopes, One Fear on College Essay or book Today you will, in writing, analyze a complex sequence of events and explain how these events interact with each other using a note-catcher, a PowerPoint, and knowledge of world history and events and sentence frames such as “British colonialism affected Africans by _________...”
The book takes place in Nigeria For those of you who do not know this, Nigeria is in Africa The major rivers are the Niger and Benue The rivers provide a natural division of the country The largest ethnic groups are the mostly Protestant Yoruba in the west, the Catholic Igbo in the east, and the predominantly Muslim Hausa-Fulani in the north The original religion of the Igbo (Ibo) is not Catholic, but rather the British missionaries imposed this religion upon the Igbo
Physical Environment of Nigeria Nigeria's diverse climate, from the tropical areas of the coast to the arid zone of the north, make it possible to produce virtually all agricultural products that can be grown in the tropical and semitropical areas of the world Despite an abundant water supply, a favorable climate, and wide areas of arable land, productivity is restricted owing to low soil fertility in many areas and inefficient methods of cultivation
The Ibo (or Igbo) The Ibo live in the southeastern part of Nigeria One of the largest and most influential groups in Nigeria Before British colonialism, the Ibo comprised of various subgroups who were organized by clan, lineage, village affiliation, and dialect The majority of Igbo are farmers. Their staple crop is yam, and its harvesting is a time for great celebration They are able to produce yam efficiently enough to export it to their neighbors
Ibo in Things Fall Apart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-lb-QWbfs4
Cultural Components Yams Foo foo is a boiled yam pounded into a dough-like consistency. It is eaten with fingers and can be dipped into a soup or sauce
Palm Oil Cultural Components Palm oil is derived from the palm fruit and is used for cooking – similar to how we use vegetable oil
Picked from a plant Cracked during ceremony or greeting as a sign of hospitality Kola Nut People are more than willing to explain the ceremony, and where there is no kola nut available, the host will need to do the explanatory apology to his visitors. The kola nut tradition is used for a variety of events, but principally to welcome guests to a village or house.
British people in Nigeria? Oh yeah, baby! During the 19 th century, the British government slowly invaded and occupied Nigeria The British moved into Nigeria with a combination of government control, religious mission, and economic incentive. In the north, the British ruled indirectly, with the support of the local Muslim leaders, who collected taxes and administered a government on behalf of the British. In the south, however, where communities (such as Umuofia in Things Fall Apart) were often not under one central authority, the British had to intervene directly and forcefully to control the local population.
Quick Intro to Colonialism in Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNdjcFOoVi8 What else do you know about this topic?
Check Out books and Exit Ticket Hand out reading guide for Things Fall Apart and check out books Two hopes / positive thoughts about the book or your college essay One fear / concern / question about the book or your college essay Homework – read chapters 1-2 and complete the study guide page for class Homework – rough draft of college essay is due on Thursday, February 5, 2015