Things Fall Apart Lesson Plans
by Chinua Achebe

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So you’re going to teach Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Whether it’s your first time or hundredth time, Things Fall Apart has been a mainstay of English classrooms for decades. While it has its challenging spots—necessary historical context and a potentially unfamiliar cultural landscape—teaching this text to your class will be rewarding for you and your students. Studying Things Fall Apart will give them unique insight into Igbo culture, and themes surrounding tradition versus change and the impact of imperialism. This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of the text before you begin teaching.

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Our eNotes Teaching Guides have been designed to help first-time and veteran teachers open up classic works of literature for their students. Each guide provides creative and practical approaches to teaching the text, as well as rich background information, key plot points, and recommended texts.

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These Teaching Guides offer valuable context and promote meaningful discussions about novels, plays, poems, and stories that have captivated English Language Arts students for generations. Each guide is comprehensive and concise, thought-provoking and practical.