Here’s the link to the full text of A Long Way Gone online:
1.Watch the video for the song “Warchild” and ask students to write a journal entry about whether the video of the song was what they expected after analyzing the song.
2. Read Emmanuel Jal’s biography analyze it using Cornell notes.
3. Write a summary comparing Jal’s story and Beah’s story.
4. Explain the hero’s journal using the handout: “The Hero’s Journey Within”
5 .Watch Emmanuel Jal’s TED Talk “The Music of a War Child”
6. Trace Jal’s hero’s journey using a graphic organizer.