Have students create a map of Nigeria on poster board. Have them try to identify the places talked about in the book.
Visualizing the Spirit World
Let your students' minds go free by having them imagine and then draw the several spirits talked about in the book. What are their features? How big are they? Are they fearsome or peaceful?
Singing is a common activity in Wole's life, and in the community around him. Find out about a few traditional Nigerian chants/songs, and teach the class to sing them as a group.
In Chapter 3, Wole takes his first journey through Ake, and mentions notable sights on the way. Writing as Wole, expand Chapter 3, and imagine what other people, places, and events Wole could have seen in his journey, using your knowledge of Ake and its inhabitants.
In Chapter 4, Wole...
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