Sophomores and Things Fall Apart

November 21, 2016

The sophomores have begun their novel unit on Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. After learning about the British colonization of Nigeria and doing their own presentations on different topics from the novel, we dove right in. The book is from Nigeria in the late 1800s before the colonization by the British missionaries. Okonkwo and his family then have to deal with the implications of the missionaries trying to convert the clansmen to Christianity. This book is opening the students’ eyes to a world outside their own.