Heart of Darkness Fun Activities

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Film viewing

View “Apocalypse Now” and consider the ways in which Coppola interprets Conrad’s work.

Panel discussion

Have a panel discussion about the significance of Kurtz’s expression, “the horror.”


Create a map of Africa at the time of the novel.


Write a rule book for an ‘ethical’ trading company.

Venn diagrams

Compare and contrast Marlow and Kurtz.

Film version

Create an alternate film version of the novel.


Write Kurtz’s obituary.

Time capsule

Create a time capsule containing items from the trading post. What would we find? How would we explain what we found?


Create an illustrated timeline of Marlow’s journey.

Board game

Using a list of obstacles Marlow encounters, make a board game from the book.


Put the trading company on ‘trial.’

Book cover

Make a cover for the book, and compare this to previous editions, including foreign editions...

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