Why do we tell painful stories?

Unit Accomplishments


This first unit of the year is important for many reasons. Not only is it a chance to get to know your classmates and teacher, it’s when you’ll get used to the routines of this classroom and become good at using your digital course. You’ll also dig into the work of the year, reading your first novel and completing your first major writing assignment. Review the Unit Accomplishments and ask your teacher any questions you have about them.

  • Read and analyze Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart , viewing the events and conflicts of the novel through the eyes of one of the central characters.
  • Write a two-part narrative project: one narrative told through your character’s perspective and one personal narrative about an incident in your own life.