They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: Part 1 Mini-Unit
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky by Benjamin Ajak, Alephonsion Deng, and Benson Deng
An extensive and thorough workbook.
Our resources contain both thought-provoking questions as well as standard reading comprehension questions. They are not made production-line style; they are given thought & attention.
>This mini-unit is for Part 1, "The Village of Juol."
>See below for links to Parts 2 and 3 mini-units.
CONTENTS Pgs. 1-4 Chapter Questions Pg. 5 Vocabulary Activity Pg. 6 5 Ws Graphic Organizer Pgs. 7-8 Answer Key Pg. 9 Great resources & video links! Details below Pgs. 10-12 Photos Pg. 13 South Sudan flag Pg. 14 Detailed map of Sudan & South Sudan
Details >57 questions total >5 Ws graphic organizer is specific to the novel - not a generic organizer >Maps >Brief explanation of: Why South Sudan was attacked, by whom, Shari’a Law, Islamic Law, what it is, who follows it, etc. >Full page of resources for use before, during, and after part 1. Including important vocab. words, pastoralists vs nomad, pre-reading map review, five great video links to inform students of the cultural and political issues at play during the novel. >Coordinating images >Vocabulary activity >Photos of authors (three of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan) >South Sudan flag >Photos of, and information about, the Dinka people
>Traditionally, how do Dinka people refer to themselves? >When did Benson learn the most about the Dinka people and his ancestors? >Why didn’t the Murahiliin scare Alepho when he was little? >Can you identify any foreshadowing in the paragraph that begins “Our Dinkaland had vast green…”? >What simile is used by Benjamin to describe how the goats “bolted from their group”? >What happened in 1983? >Why doesn’t anyone in the village stop the rebel soldiers when they took three goats from Benson’s family? >Who is the SPLA? >What did the northern Sudan government tell the Islamic northern tribes? Two sentence minimum
>Why is Shari’a Law a problem for the Dinka? Two sentence minimum
>Describe the night Benson and Alepho’s village was attacked. Three sentence minimum >T / F To be tall brought shame to the family of the Dinka. >T / F The north Sudan government tried to keep peace among the South Sudan tribes.
>>>NOTE: All resources are designed for struggling learners. Perfect modified or alternative resource for special education or below-level learners. Workbook comprehension questions are not all higher order thinking (a few are); they are roughly 7th-8th grade level.
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