You will become a context area expert. You will be assigned to one of the four areas. You will read, look at, listen to, and consider all the websites in your area of expertise. You will determine the 5 most important or interesting ideas in your area, and then you will take notes on those 5 ideas. You need to gather enough information to fill a 3-5 minute oral interview. TIP: Click on a website link to enter it. When you're ready to leave it, click the BACK ARROW. Don't close the site.
Geographical Context Expert:
Historical Context Expert:
Cultural Context Expert:
Author Expert (Chinua Achebe):
CONSULT WITH OTHER EXPERTS
- FIRST, join your other context area experts. You should be in a group of Geography Experts, History Experts, Culture Experts, or Author Experts. Your teacher will assign a GROUP LEADER.
- SECOND, you will research your context area in the computer lab. As you read, watch, and listen, try to narrow your research to 5 ideas you would like to focus on. (If you are the group leader, you will ask each member - including yourself - to CONCISELY and BRIEFLY describe the 5 ideas he or she will be covering in his or her interview.)
- THIRD, as a group member you will then adapt the ideas you want to cover so a variety of ideas are covered by the group. For example, after listening to the group's interview topics, you realize that too many people want to talk about the African Rock Python, including you, so you change one of your topics to the Igbo language.
- FOURTH, you may share information with your group members.
- FIFTH, carefully look at the INTERVIEW RUBRIC on the evaluation page. Write a script with 5 questions and 5 answers for your interview presentation. This script will not be turned in, but make certain you and a partner can clearly read it. Again, follow the rubric as you write your interview. Include only enough information to address your topics and stay under 5 minutes.
- SIXTH, choose a partner who will read your interviewer lines.
- SEVENTH, practice with your interviewer. You should read the parts of the expert who is being interviewed. Everyone will interview and be interviewed. Edit yourself for clarity, appropriate language, and time requirements.
SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW
- You will now present your context expert information about Things Fall Apart through an oral interview in front of the class.
- Use your notes if you need to, but try to extemporize as much as possible so you can maintain eye contact with your interviewer.
- Make certain you limit yourself to 3-5 minutes.
Listen carefully and respectfully to the other interviews.
- During the other interviews, you will write down one interesting idea for each interview. You are responsible for one idea per interview.
- Your teacher will use the rubric to evaluate your interview.