Objective: Aidoo introduces the story by first introducing the rejection of tribal conventions by the story's main character. The objective of this lesson is for the students to understand and analyze the implications that come with the rejection of any type of convention, especially those within this story.
1) 1.) Writing Assignment: Class begins with a free writing activity. The students write for several minutes at the beginning of class. What is a convention? What conventions are present throughout your everyday life?
2.) Class Discussion: Students discuss the meaning of a convention. During this discussion they further develop their thoughts to identify some implications of the rejection of convention. What happens if you reject conventions present in your everyday life? What do you think it means to reject the tribal conventions identified by Aidoo in the prologue?
3.) Groups: The students then engage in a group activity, where they analyze the...
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