Using information from the book and from class research, draw up a timeline for the book. Begin with the Huxley family's arrival in Africa and their voyage to Thika for settlement, and continue until the outbreak of World War I and Elspeth's return to England. The class will need to research Elspeth Huxley's life to see if she ever returned to Africa after the war.
As a class, review European colonization of Africa at the turn of the 20th century. Using a wall map of Africa, map out the areas controlled by the British, as well as those controlled by the Dutch (Boers). Determine what modern-day countries arose from the previous colonies and if the current national borders match the cultural borders.
Using descriptive details from the book, draw a map of the Huxley family's settlement in Thika. Include natural features such as...
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