About our Digital Curriculum
This product is a digital ebook version of our printed World Literature: Africa and Beyond Coursebook. The digital curriculum is for use on electronic devices and cannot be printed or shared.
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Course Length: One semester
Suggested Grade Level(s): 11, 12
This course explores the topics of home and exile in three books that feature Africa. Each of the novels in this course is a unique coming-of-age story.
The course examines how and why people leave their homes to seek refuge elsewhere. Needing to leave home and migrate elsewhere—or being forcibly removed from one’s home by war—puts one in exile. The themes of home, exile, and refuge are woven throughout this course and the literature. Each work of fiction is a window into the real-life issues experienced throughout the world today.
Students will develop skills in analyzing literature, interpreting figurative language, making comparisons, drawing inferences, providing textual evidence, identifying thematic elements, and more. They will practice many types of writing including descriptive, explanatory, persuasive, and research-based.
Additional Materials Required
The following books will be necessary to complete this World Literature course:
- A Story Like the Wind by Laurens van der Post
- Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
- What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
- Oak Meadow blank journal
- World Literature: Africa and Beyond Teacher Edition - Digital (optional, but recommended)
- Publisher: Oak Meadow, Inc.
- Publication date: January 2023
- Pages: 96
- Format: Digital ebook