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Anansi the Spider Paper Collage: Folktale of the Ashanti People of Africa
1st - 3rd
Young artists explore elements of an African folktale called Anansi the Spider. By studying the geometric patterns in the story, children note the colors and shapes that are used. From here, class members create a patterned spider web...
The Cultural Geography of Africa South of the Sahara "Kente Cloth"
8th - 11th
Students read several articles about West African strip weaving of Kente cloth. They explore the cultural context in which strip weaving occurs. They answer four comprehension questions and compose a magazine article about strip weaving.
Tears of Joy Theatre Presents Anansi the Spider
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Accompany the African folktale, Anansi the Spider, with a collection of five lessons, each equipped with supplemental activities. Lessons offer multidisciplinary reinforcement in English language arts, social studies, science, and arts...