by Cherisse Jackson, California State University Monterey Bay

First, learners will research the context categories for this novel. Next,the learners will synthesize their research by creating five-question interviews between a category expert and an interviewer. Finally, the learners will present their research to the rest of the class as they conduct the interview.

Introduction

You will be reading Chinua Achebe's novel, Things Fall Apart, for the next three weeks. Before you begin reading, we're going to use the Web to delve deeply into the novel's context.  Being aware of the novel's background will help you understand what you're reading. This Web introduction will keep you from "falling apart" as you make connections with the world of this novel.