World Lit: Fri. Oct. 11

During Class on Fri. Oct. 11:  The Kite Runner Study

Target: Conduct research about background information pertinent to The Kite Runner.

  1. Read the article about the history of the Hazara people. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/01/16/hazara_afghanistan_pakistan/
  2.  Read this article summarizing the Shia and Sunni sects of Islam. http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/05/economist-explains-19
  3. Read “The Taliban in Afghanistan.”  http://www.cfr.org/afghanistan/taliban-afghanistan/p10551
  4. 3-2-1 Exit Pass
    1. Three important ideas you have learned today in regard to making sense of something in The Kite Runner.
    2. Two quotes you read from the resources today that are important to remember.
    3. One question about any of the reading you’ve done so far in The Kite Runner.
  5. Homework for Monday:
    1. Map of Afghanistan and The Hazaras (handout)
    2. Read through Ch. 7