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97 resources with the concept african culture

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Retelling the African Folktale Abiyoyo

For Teachers K
Act out the African folktale Abiyoyo. Kindergartners listen to the tale and discuss the characters, dressing as their favorite characters in order to retell and perform Abiyoyo using props. They will gain an understanding of story...
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Southern Africa

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion activity. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4...
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African Masks And Their Impact On Western Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore the influence of African-style masks on Western art. Learners create individual masks using construction paper. They discuss and explore the techniques used to create these types of masks. The resource includes links to...
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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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Critical and Creative Expression

For Teachers 8th
Budding musicians discuss African culture and the musical term, polyphony. The lesson is broken into several tables that help identify pattern, rhythm, harmony, and melody. A question sheet is also included.
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Water in Africa

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students discover the horrible situation of water shortages that many people face by completing Peace Corps activities.  In this global health activity, students analyze and discuss photographs of people in Africa struggling to find...
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Africa Colors a Destiny

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discover the peace corps and the culture of Chad. In this cultural awareness activity, students watch a slide show and examine various primary sources from peace corps volunteers in Africa. This activity includes web-links,...
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Day to Day Life in a Small African Village

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students analyze life in a village of Tanzania including its language, geography, health, and hygiene issues. In this African village lesson, students locate Tanzania and its capital city on a map. Students compare aspects of school and...
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The Talking Goat

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars read and analyze an African folktale. They read and discuss the folktale, analyze a map of Africa and Liberia, complete a worksheet, answer discussion questions, and analyze the patterns and analogies of the folktale.
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Masks of Africa

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Pupils explain the purpose of masks to various cultures in Africa. They recognize the conceptual patterns used to create African masks and illustrate their understanding by creating their own masks
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Using the Internet - Art and Design

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
An interesting resource that might work best in an upper level art course, this handout provides a list of nine websites where young artists can read and study about all forms of art. These online resources range from a dictionary of...
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Beliefs in Traditional African Religions

For Students 6th - 10th
While there are a few aspects of this worksheet missing, it can absolutely be useful and suit your African religions study. A worksheet is split into 3 parts: "before you read," "while you read," and "after you read." There is a chart...
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Africa: Art and Culture

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Posing an introductory question about the reflection of culture within art, this lecture on African art forms will garner intrigue and imagination. From oral tradition (the African griot), to images of African masks and Western...
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas

For Teachers K - 2nd
You can keep this printable idea sheet and use when you're in a tight spot. It contains cross-curricular ideas that span every subject while relating to the African tale, "Anasazi the Spider." Learners will act, write, move, count, and...
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Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the history of Mali. In this African cultures lesson, students research the impact of Sundiata Keita as king of Mali, recognize the significance of historical Malian festivals, and create character masks to be...
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African Artist El Anatsui as a Reflection of African Culture: Human Rights Issues and Activism Through Art

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Learners explore global issues through visual art analysis. In this African art lesson, students examine works by El Anatsui and discussing their human rights themes. Learners then design lesson plans based on their findings.
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My Mask, My Voice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a three-dimensional mask. In this people of African descent lesson plan, students examine masks and observe the elements the artists used to create the mask. Students produce their own mask representing various facial...
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The Legacies of Africa and China

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze the contributions of early civilizations in Africa and China. In this world history instructional activity, 7th graders  research Internet and print sources regarding scientific and cultural attributes of Africa...
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African Myths

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Young scholars discover the role of storytelling in the African culture. In this multicultural lesson, students discuss the elements of the African myth and record them on the board. Young scholars visit an African folktale website and...
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Sculpted, Painted Balsa-Foam African Masks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create an African mask. In this African art instructional activity, students use Balsa-Foam and acrylic paints to construct an African mask. Students carve out the facial features and seal it with a coat of Gesso.
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African Mask

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners make masks. In this African art lesson, students review background information about African art and the use of masks. Learners use geometric shapes and other designs to create their masks.
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Habari Gani: What is the News?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Display creative works of art after learning about Kwanzaa. Kindergartners hear stories about the history of Kwanzaa and its celebrations. They then create artwork, practice African dances and listen to African music.
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Dance: African Drumming

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students evaluate the messages in music. In this communication through music lesson, students listen to various musical selections and determine the message being conveyed in the song. Then, students create their own message as they...
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African Folklore Project

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students present information on a particular African culture. In this folklore project, students research information on an African culture, decorate a mask worn during presentation, and find a corresponding folklore story to correspond...