African Myths and Stories

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Young historians discover African stories associated with a royal altar tusk from the Kingdom of Benin in Nigeria, read myths illustrated on the tusk, and write a story about the life of an oba using figures depicted on the tusk.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider locating a short film clip on African art, Nigeria, or the Kingdom of Benin to supplement this cross-curricular lesson
  • As an extension activity, have learners design their own African tusks with figures or symbols representing family or a personal story
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to check out the link to the original lesson plan provided in the included materials. All appropriate hyperlinks and materials are included in this reference

  • Nice worksheet for introducing artifact analysis
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