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English: A Thousand Splendid Suns Research: 6: Literature and the Arts

In preparation for reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, groups will research a variety of topics.

Group 6: WebQuest Task

You are a member of the Afghan Literature and Arts Council. Your job is to understand the history and importance of Afghan literature, film, music, and art. What have been the historical trends in the arts? Who are the most important artists and writers of different time periods?

Criteria: Your visual should include…

  • A brief summary of the history and importance of Afghan literature, film, music, and art
  • Two conclusions you have reached about literature and arts in Afghanistan
  • Examples to support each conclusion. This support will be research information or anecdotes from news articles.
  • Thoughtful, proposed recommendations for Afghan artifacts into the Museum of Arts or recommendations to promote the arts in Afghanistan.
  • Images from your research that increase the viewers’ understanding of your topic.

Note: Your fundamental task is to educate your classmates on the importance of Afghanistan’s literature (including poetry) and arts. Why are literature and the arts so important to this country? Consider poetry’s impact on women too!

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