Lesson ECP-1

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Learning outcomes

During the course of this lesson, you will:

  • learn about The Color Purple and post-colonial theory.

Lesson outline

Part A. Introduction activity: this is fine

Part B. Lecture: The history of colonialism and postcolonialism

Part C. Postcolonial theory exercise

Exit ticket & homework

Part A and B: activities and lecture

Level 2-1 Post-colonialism

Part C: postcolonial theory exercise

Which postcolonial theory?

Time for the activity: ~10-15 minutes


  • Look at the examples in order

  • Discuss them with a classmate and explain it using the postcolonial theory (found on the right)

  • Take notes as needed

  • Prepare to share your thoughts

Ambivalence


“The ambiguous way in which colonizer and colonized regard one another.”


Colonial education


“The process by which a colonizing power assimilates ... larger population to its way of thinking and seeing the world.”


Exoticism


”The process by which a cultural practice is made stimulating and exciting in its difference from the colonializer’s normal perspective.”


Hybridity


A mix of cultural, ethnic or social aspects, such as traditions from parents’ mixed background.


Otherness


“Ways in which one group excludes or marginalizes another group.”


Eurocentrism


A European western perspective is seen as the norm, in terms of world-view and culture.


Mimicry


“The means by which the colonized adapt the culture (language, education, clothing, etc.) of the colonizer.”

Exit ticket

"A new thing I learned today was .."

Homework