Adire Eleko Cloth Glue Patterns
First graders are introduced to the art form of African Adire Eleko cloth - painted patterned textiles. They use paper, glue and paint to imitate the technique and create similar patterns on paper.
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Spruce up a class reading of the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this fun series of activities. Starting with a list of reading comprehension questions and key vocabulary to address during a teacher read...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Anansi the Spider Paper Collage: Folktale of the Ashanti People of Africa
Young artists explore elements of an African folktale called Anansi the Spider. By studying the geometric patterns in the story, children note the colors and shapes that are used. From here, class members create a patterned spider web...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts