Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart: You will research one aspect of tribal culture presented in the novel and compare that cultural element with the same element in today's American culture.
Your research path should be as follows:
- Print Resources - Mrs. Blair in the library has prepared a cart of books on the topic. Books are your first source because they have been fact checked, edited, and proofread for accuracy and factul content.
- Subscription Databases - These, too, have content that has been verified by experts and is reliable for research purposes. Use EBSCO, ABC-Clio, and Student Resources in Context. You will find these on the Media Center/Library's Research page. Remember to pick up a bookmark with the logins and passwords for access to the databases from home. The best reason to use databases is that the bibliography/citation IS DONE FOR YOU!
- Internet - Remember that anyone can post anything at anytime on the Internet. If you use random sources found through Google, make sure you take the time to verify the source. Use this checklist to evaluate websites. There are a few websites, below, related to your topic. If you require additional help, please see your teacher and/or a librarian.
Weblinks for Things Fall Apart:
An interesting message board in which a student asks a Nigerian questions based on Things Fall Apart:
Some good information on Nigerian Yoruba art & culture:
Nigeria - History and Politics
Basic Information - U.S. Department of State