Ch 1: Things Fall Apart Historical & Literary Context

About This Chapter

The Literary & Historical Context chapter of this Things Fall Apart Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the background influences of Chinua Achebe's famous novel. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with the literary and historical context of 'Things Fall Apart.'

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the historical and literary context of Things Fall Apart will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the literary and historical context of the novel. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in their studying of the historical and literary elements that contribute to the context of Things Fall Apart
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Things Fall Apart Literary & Historical Context chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the historical and literary context of Things Fall Apart for a standard English course. Topics covered include:

  • Profile of author Chinua Achebe
  • Publication history of Things Fall Apart
  • Analysis of the film version of Things Fall Apart
  • Igbo culture and the ways it is reflected in Things Fall Apart

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Things Fall Apart Historical & Literary Context
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Biography of Chinua Achebe, Author of Things Fall Apart

1. Biography of Chinua Achebe, Author of Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe's novel ''Things Fall Apart'' has become a standard text taught to many students across the country. Find out more about the man behind the novel by reading this short biography of him and his works.

Where was Things Fall Apart Published?

2. Where was Things Fall Apart Published?

Though ''Things Fall Apart'' is set in Africa and its author, Chinua Achebe, is from Nigeria, the book was written in English and first published in the United Kingdom. It was intended to give the English-speaking world a view of Africa from an African's point of view.

Things Fall Apart Movie (1971): Summary & Analysis

3. Things Fall Apart Movie (1971): Summary & Analysis

This lesson presents a short summary and analysis of the 1971 film 'Things Fall Apart', based on two works by Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe. The lesson also addresses important differences between the screen adaptation and original texts.

Understanding Igbo Culture, Language & People in Things Fall Apart

4. Understanding Igbo Culture, Language & People in Things Fall Apart

In this lesson, you'll learn about Igbo culture, language, and people as they are portrayed in 'Things Fall Apart.' This novel was one of the first to challenge traditional European stereotypes about African people at the time.

Things Fall Apart Lesson Plan

5. Things Fall Apart Lesson Plan

This lesson plan should be used after reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Students will cite specific details and quotes from the novel to write a paragraph-length literary analysis.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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