Taking care of business
Starting a business can be fun. Jonathan and his family had several business ventures to support their family. Putting yourself into the story, what type of business venture would you pursue? Create a street chant to advertise your business. Take turns calling out your chant and vote on which ones made you most want to buy the product or service being advertised. Variation: Have small groups assigned specific business venture from the story and each group come up with a chant. Each group does their chant and class talks about which ones would really make them want to spend their money? and why?
Achebe is very descriptive with the soldier that comes to demand use of Jonathan's bicycle. Using large rolled out paper (or tape pieces together to get large enough) have a volunteer lay down on the paper. Trace the body...
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