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97 resources with the concept african culture

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How Africans Became Slaves for the Colonists

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars complete a t-chart identifying the advantages and disadvantages of having indentured servants. In groups, they research the use of serfs and slaves in various cultures and share their responses. To end the lesson, they...
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Africa: Small Sounds From a Big Country

For Teachers 8th
Students explore the music from Burundi, Zimbabwe, and Pygmy cultures. They listen to and discuss music from the African cultures, analyze the musical elements, write a song, and perform music.
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Personal Clay Box

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students search for and sort ideas for content in their artwork, explore African art, and create and assemble a lidded box-like form from slabs of clay half way between soft and leather hard.
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Masking the Truth

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the artistic and social significance of African masks. They create their own masks that reflect an important aspect of moving in their lives.
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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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African Chants

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners perform African chants. In this geography skills instructional activity, students read about African chants and watch videos about them prior to performing them in groups with appropriate rhythm and cadence.
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African Mask

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students research the importance of masks to the African culture.  In this African mask lesson, students design original masks using a variety of materials.  Students use the template provided to create their masks.
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European Christians in Africa

For Students 7th - 12th
For this European colonialism worksheet, students read 5 quotes regarding the role of missionaries in Africa. Students then respond to 5 short answer questions.
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Changing Roles in Africa: Traditional vs. Modern

For Students 6th - 8th
In this African culture worksheet, students read a selection about the role of tradition on modern Africa and then respond to 7 short answer questions. Students also complete a Venn diagram.
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Masking: Honoring Animals, Ancestors, and Gods

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students analyze the role of masks in African culture. In this African masks lesson, students read about the importance and meaning of imagery of African masks. Students observe animals in local ecosystems and create a mask combining the...
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Ancient Origins: The Role of Archaeology in Reconstructing the Past

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students read information about the ancient origins of art and archaeology with a focus on the Malian culture. In this art origins lesson, students read background information for the topic and compare ancient and contemporary objects....
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Translating African Masks

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students identify traits of African masks. In this multicultural art activity, students view online examples of African masks and discuss the characteristics of the masks. Students create an original 2-D version of the African mask by...
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Faces of Africa II

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students complete art analysis for a Bessie Harvey piece. In this art analysis lesson, students read background information, complete careful looking questions, discussion questions, context questions, and other related activities.
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Spirit Mask

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create traditional African art pieces. In this visual arts instructional activity, students use modeling materials to craft Gabon clay masks that represent beauty.
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African Art: Ntan Drum

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students study African history, anthropology and culture using the lens of the art object, Ntan Drum. Lesson and instruction is differentiated for elementary, middle and high school students.
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African Popular Music

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore popular music of West Africa. In this musicians lesson, students complete listening tasks that challenge them to analyze the music of Oumou Sangare, Angelique Kidjo, and Baaba Maal.
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Pitched Instruments of African Music

For Students 5th - 12th
For this African music worksheet, students read about the kora and the xylophone which are types of pitched instruments. A glossary is included in the 2 page article.
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African Music

For Students 6th - 10th
For this African music worksheet, students read about how family life, community music, and rhythms are part of the culture and music of Africa.
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Stone Passing Game with Calabash Song

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discuss games and their use around the world in many different cultures and how music and games are related. They discuss the rules of West African game then play a game from West Africa and review and learn the "Calabash" song...
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Kye Kye Kule

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the repeating patterns and basic dance movements used in traditional African drumming songs. In groups, they create a story that can be used with a ritual/tradition and a rhythmic piece that uses repeating rhythmic...
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African Art and Community

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore art in traditional African communities, discover how art is used to maintain important social relationships, and draw or write about objects that reflect their own communities.
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Exploring the Roots of Modern Dance in America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners develop an understanding of how African culture impacted modern dance in the United States.
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Oral and Literary Strategies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Readers are first introduced to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart by making a map of Africa. They will better understand the novel's historical and literary contexts, European and African literary traditions, and how historical events...
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African Folktales

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars study the elements of folktales. They write, perform and produce their own African folktales using camcorders and movie software.