Lesson 1 (from Chapter One: "Effia" )
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the basic background into the reaching concepts Gyasi discusses in this text. They will need to be able to draw on this knowledge to follow key terms and and time periods that will be depicted in the novel. Homegoing is a long, convoluted, and complex text filled with many details. Student will learn to identify the manner in which historical context and setting help to construct theme.
Class Discussion: What do we know about the continent of Africa (now and from the past)? How has slavery impacted the culture we see in America and Africa today? Can you name any specific cultural movements in America that have resulted directly from the injustices that stem from those crimes? What about in Africa now? Would you say the political systems there are stable? Why or why not?
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.2, 9-10.6, 9-10.10, 11-12.2, 11-12.3, 11-12.9, 11-12.10
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