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The Lion King—The Broadway Musical Study Guide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Musicals have been adapted from stage plays, novels, and movies. With The Lion King, Disney transforms its animated film into show-stopping, live-action musical theatre. The guide Disney provides to accompany a study of the award-winning...
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Lesson: Looking Closer: The Artwork of Wangechi Mutu

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Social issues of gender and media stereotypes, begins with a multi-sensory experience. Learners view the painting Backlash Blues and make critical comments based on what they see. They then read the Langston Hughes poem and listen to the...
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Grow a Musical Instrument

For Teachers K - 6th
Music, culture, social studies, and plant growth all in one! Kids explore the various type of traditional African instruments that are made out of gourds. They then grow their own gourds and use them to create a wide variety of African...
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Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern...
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Spirits Across the Ocean: Yoruban and Dahomean Cultures in the Caribbean Brought by the Slave Trade

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewMuch of Latin American music owes its origins to the slave trade. Peoples from the Yoruban and Dahomean cultures brought with them the distinctive rhythms, time signatures, and eighth note patterns that now characterize Caribbean music....
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Braiding Rhythms: The Role of Bell Patterns in West African and Afro-Caribbean Music

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
New ReviewAfricans transported to the Caribbean as part of the transatlantic slave trade brought with them a rich tradition of music and dance. Four lessons teach young musicians the rumba clave rhythm, cascara rhythm, and the 6/8 bell patterns...
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How Africa is Becoming China's China

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible for a nation to buy an ally? Scholars research the growing relationship between African nations and one of the largest superpowers on the planet, China. Viewing a short video, they discuss how different nations in Africa...
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Discover the Nile River

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Inquisitive scholars read about the Nile River's watershed, the different animals found in a variety of biomes, and where clean water comes from as well as its usage. Four activities add to the learning process—a board game that takes...
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Simulation on Conflict Prevention in the Greater Horn of Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is containing a conflict possible in the Horn of Africa? Young peacekeepers engage in a simulation that examines the multi-faceted conflict that exists between the countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Representatives from ten countries in...
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Who Built Great Zimbabwe? And why?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's hard to image that a mystery surrounds the second largest settlement ruins found in Africa. Who built this stone city? Why was it built? What happened to it? Why was it abandoned? A short video explores the controversies surrounding...
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First Contact Newspaper

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Turn scholars into news reporters whose assignment is to cover the goings on in Early America. Your job as editor is to help individuals select a topic and to guide them on their writing journey. Young journalists then draft their...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 13: Unit Culmination - Symposium

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To conclude a unit on the concept of diversity in world literature, class members conduct a symposium on "African Literature in Global Perspectives." In order to earn a spot on the panel, individuals craft an original thesis that...
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Contemporary North Africa: A Sociological Perspective

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
After examining Western stereotypes of African culture and common perceptions of Islam, groups research the language, technology, symbols, norms, and values of North African countries, including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, and Mali....
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Mansa Musa, One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Discover the complex, rich legacy of fourteenth century African king Mansa Musa, who is said to have been one of the wealthiest individuals who has ever lived. Young historians will learn about trade routes between the Mediterranean and...
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Role of Masks in African Cultures

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore ancient tradition and craft of mask making, examine role or function of masks in African culture, create instruments, and participate in class projects.
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African Jeopardy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Twenty-five great questions about the flags, countries, resources, languages, and music of Africa await your class. They'll play a Jeopardy-style game to prepare for a quiz, or to show what they know about the amazing African continent. 
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Lesson: Expressing the Inner Life of Things

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Found metal objects were welded together to create an inspiring African sculpture. Learners consider the use of objects and the inspiration of African art seen in Picasso's work. They then find and create a scrap art sculpture, as well...
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Lesson: Resolving Conflict Creatively

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The wood sculpture Nkisi Nkondi is said to have been used to aid in conflict resolution. Learners pretend they are journalists reporting on a conflict in which the figure was used to resolve an issue. A creative and interesting use of...
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Principles of Kwanzaa Plaque

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Study African culture and learn the origins of Kwanzaa with an artistic lesson plan. Learners recognize that Kwanzaa is Swahili for "first fruits of the harvest." They identify and comprehend the values and meanings of the nguzo saba,...
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Africa: Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a great way to prepare the class for a research project. Instead of drawing up an outline, they hit the books to create a foldable about their topic. They research to answer 28 questions about Ghana, Songhi, and Mali. 
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African Ideas of the Afterlife and Beloved

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine African cultural ideas about death and the afterlife by reading and answering questions about passages from Beloved.
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The Music of Other Cultures

For Teachers 7th
Make your class musically and culturally literate. They'll listen to and discuss three types of music styles indicative of three different cultures. They'll identify characteristics and instruments used in western, traditional, and...
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African Ceramic Portrait Vessel

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create a piece of art inspired by traditional African pieces.
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6th Grade Art

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create "macquette" sculptures, which would be models for larger playground pieces.