Everything you need to understand or teach Catch a Fire by Timothy White.
The novel Catch a Fire is a complete biography depicting the events that happened to Bob Marley in his lifetime, as well as including the major events that influenced his behavior and thoughts. The beginning of the novel encapsulates the history of the Ethiopian people, specifically with Haile Selassie, who becomes the King of Ethiopia. The beginnings of Rastafarianism and why it started is fully explained. Since Rastafarianism played such a huge role in Bob Marley's life, it's important to know the history of this religion and how its origins would have appealed so strongly to Marley.
From there, the childhood and youth of Marley is explored. Marley is the child of a white American captain and Cedella Malcolm, typically called Ciddy. Captain Marley marries Cedella when he finds out that she is pregnant solely to make sure that his son will not be a bastard. However, shortly after Bob's... View more of the Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley Summary
Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley Lesson Plans contain 129 pages of teaching material, including: