The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Sketching the Characters
Read the descriptions Achebe gives for the characters of the President, Oriko, Osodi, Beatrice, and Elewa. Then, sketch each character. You may need to do a bit of research to accurately draw Nigerian clothing. For instance, as noted in Chapter 1, the President should wear a traditional white danshiki embroidered in gold.
2. Council Meeting Role Play
Form small groups to role play the scene in Chapter 1 between the President and members of his Council. You may use body language to show each character's...
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