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 5-minute or less 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:
- Enugu State/Igboland Click on "Enugu:Top of the Hill," to the left.
- Igboland Weather and Language Click on "Weather," to the left. Scroll down to listen to a conversation in Igbo about the weather. (Use a headset please!)
Historical Context Expert:
Cultural Context Expert:
- Igboland Religion Click on "Religion" to the left.
- Festivals and Masquerades Click on "Masquerades & Festivals" to the left.
- Igbo Village Life Click on "Village" to the left.
- Listen to Nigerian Music (Use a headset, please!)
Author Expert (Chinua Achebe):
- Listen to 3 Interviews (Use a headset, please!)
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.
- SECOND, your teacher will assign a GROUP LEADER. If you are the group leader, you will ask each member 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. You then 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 before the class.
- Your interview order will be determined by your teacher.
- Use your script. You may read it or refer to it.
- Make certain you limit yourself to 5 minutes or less.
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. This will be part of your reading response journal.
- Your teacher will use the rubric to evaluate your interview.