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Students examine a Baga Drum in order to explore the history of the Baga people of West Africa. In this art history lesson, students recognize figures used in Baga Drum design that represent aspects of Baga culture. They also design and draw their own musical instrument using human or animal figures.
Prepare yourself for a top-notch presentation on colonialism in Africa! Discussed are the reasons for African multilingualism. Maps and a country-by-country look at various colonists that made their mark on the African continent are explored. A case study and look at the effects of colonialism are covered in sociolinguistic terms. Remember that language houses culture and the shifts seen therein.
Young scholars evaluate leadership traits in 18th century Hawai'i and modern times. In this leadership skills instructional activity, students identify leadership traits and read the story of Ka’iana. Young scholars monitor the leadership activities of a partner and research another leader to compare with Ka’iana.
This is not just a New York Time article to read, this is a set of amazing activity ideas all related to the slide shows "Breaking Bread Everywhere" and "Where Children Sleep." Your class can view each show, read about what they mean culturally and artistically, then engage in one or more of the creative and critical thinking activities. Discussion questions and activity instructions included.
Young scholars investigate the world of nonverbal communication by analyzing body language around the world. In this cultural communication lesson, students research the Bulgarian language and how we could easily misinterpret their expressions. Young scholars identify the gestures used by their family members and collaborate with their classmates to create a graph using their research.
Amazing science can sometimes happen right before your eyes! The class gets cozy as they watch crystals grow. They use Epsom salts, rocks, and food coloring to create crystals. They'll observe the entire process, documenting every step of the way. The lesson includes some very good questions to spur on the inquiry process.
A well-done and informative presentation, this resource could be used to pique interest in Lousiana's history. This presentation about Poverty Point, a mound created by Native Americans, is a fascinating exploration of this topic. What is most interesting about the subject is what we don't know. This presentation discussed the things that are verifiable, such as the size of the mounds, and the issues that are still under debate, like the purpose of the formations.
Students read and understand the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. In this language instructional activity, students understand the Ebonics and colloquialisms of the book. Students discuss the events and vocabulary used. Students explain their understandings of economics, and lifestyles of the North and South.