AP Literature Students Analyze Things Fall Apart

AP Literature students of Tucker Winter were recently given a pretty cool assignment based on the first part of Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, a novel that depicts pre-colonial life in the southeastern part of Nigeria and the invasion by Europeans during the late 19th century. Students were asked to design a one-page creation that shared the following:
  • The book's title and author.
  • Images, symbols and words that capture the character of Okonkwo and his values, strengths and flaws.
  • Three (or more) proverbs that reveal specific beliefs or values of the Igbo people and include visuals that go with them, including why you chose them and what you think they mean.
  • A decorated page border that reflects an understanding of the society.
  • A visual timeline of the year’s events in Umuofia - including all festivals and celebrations and encompassing the whole year.
  • A list of the things (physical as well as values) the Igbo value in their society and drawings to support those.
  • Two to three quotes from the first section of the novel that are significant to the work as a whole.
Check out some of their beautiful creations.