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97 resources with the concept african culture

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Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem Renaissance

For Teachers K - 6th
Students investigate the history of African Americans by researching Harlem.  For this culture lesson, students examine a slide-show of images and identify the great African American singers and performers of the 20th century.  Students...
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Women in Africa: Tradition and Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine a selection of traditional African artwork that portray women and explore postcolonial African literature created by women in order to gain insight into the lives of some black women in Sub-Sahara Africa.
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A Journey To Africa: Art And Artifacts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create a multimedia presentation based on a piece of African Art. They use the art piece to demonstrate the culture and ceremonies of the area in which it was produced. They research facts for a Power Point, write a...
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Africans and Women in Jamestown

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine the first settlement at Jamestown and its citizens. Using the internet, they discover the role of women and Africans in Jamestown. They role play what the settlement was like before and after women and Africans...
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African Art and Personal Adornment

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars explore the concept of personal adornment. They view and compile a list examples and compare personal adornment in American culture to that in African culture.
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Visit to Ackland Art Museum (African Masks Exhibit)

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders observe and describe the similarities and differences in the African Mask exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum. They use describing words to express the feelings of the masks.
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Adinkra Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss African cultural heritage and how it is rich with tradition in song, dance, storytelling, and art. They demonstrate understanding of symbols representing communication by creating/identifying a set of symbols and...
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Rites of Passage: Initiation Masks in French Speaking Black Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine African cultures through the study of masks in the initiation ceremonies in French speaking black Africa. They analyze masks, and create their own masks.
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African Clothing

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore African clothing. In this African culture social studies lesson, students brainstorm types of clothing they wear for different occasions. Young scholars view photographs of Africans wearing Western clothing and...
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For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore, examine and identify the importance of the arrival of Africans and women to the Jamestown settlement. They review the groups of people in Virginia during the early 1600s and explain how having a government brought...
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The Beautiful People of Africa

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners discover the people of Africa by creating a PowerPoint presentation.  In this African culture lesson, students utilize the Internet to investigate a specific African tribe and their specific location, culture, and way of life....
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Stories of Hope: Dragonfly and Mosquito

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore folktales. For this folktale lesson, students read and discuss elements of a folktales. Students create their own folktale with all elements and illustrate their writing. 
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Drama and African American Folktales: Addressing the Social Development Needs of My Students

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop cultural awareness of their heritage, therefore building their self-esteem. They discover the link between learning and social skills and recognize that learning is an integral part of their lives. The recognize...
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Math and Latin Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research the origins of Latin music in Cuba and then engage in a project that asks them to combine math skills and knowledge of musical rhythms to create their own 10-measure Latin music rhythm display.
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Ashanti Dolls

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This lesson focuses on the African culture and tradition through creation of African dolls called: "Ashanti dolls". While creating the dolls, the students learn about the Ashanti culture. More specifically, how the doll represents a...
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A Divided Community

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the history of migration and immigration of people of African heritage. They present their findings at a simulated town-hall meeting.
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Foods of African Countries

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study foods of African countries and geographical locations of specific countries on the continent, vocabulary of African food products, and similarities/differences of food grown throughout various terrains/climates of...
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Discovering Africa

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Learners investigate the continent of Africa by viewing images.  In this world geography lesson, students discover the geographic location of Africa and analyze photographs of the continent through a PowerPoint slide-show.  Learners...
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Motor Car and Galimoto: An Intercultural lesson in pragmatism, creativity, and perseverance

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore cultural awareness by reading children's literature. In this human poverty lesson, 3rd graders read the book Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams and discuss the main character's struggle to achieve his goals. Students...
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Discovering Swahili

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate the African language of Swahili by translating vocabulary words.  In this foreign language lesson, students write 26 English words that define Africa and utilize the Internet to translate them into Swahili.  Students...
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Similarities Between African Folktales And French Folktales

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars study the importance of the Storyteller in ancient times as well as in modern times. They realize that this is an art essential to the development and evolution of the mind and that today more than ever we need to rely on...
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Readers' Theatre with African and Chinese Folktales

For Teachers 4th
Students investigate genre of folklore, specifically African and Chinese folktales, and script and perform folktales with examples from The Magic Brocade and Fire on the Mountain. Seven lessons on one page.
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Exploring African Music

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students appreciate African Music and the rich culture it represents. They identify two characteristics of African Music in their journals.
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners appreciate African folktales, make "connections" between geography and literature, and research facts about Africa's animals and present findings through art and writing.