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Bamana Chi Wara HeaddressesLesson Planet
Students create African headdresses out of styrofoam blocks and black paint using information gathered from the Bamana Chi Wara style of headdresses. This Art instructional activity can be adapted for many different levels.
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First Come the Zebra Teacher’s GuideLesson Planet
Accompany a reading of First Come the Zebra written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch with a teacher's guide equipped with before reading, vocabulary, and after reading activities. Additional social studies, science, music, art, math, and...
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Here's a great way to combine environmental science with art. Kids use recycled materials to create their own Gawu, a tapestry made of discards. Although designed for special education classrooms, the activity is sure to engage all...
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Community Symbols: Heroes and LeadersLesson Planet
Learners research the importance of community leaders in portraits. In this art history lesson, students look at the painting "The Ascension of Simon Bolivar on Mount Jamaica" and discuss what they see in the portrait. Learners research...
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The Beautiful People of AfricaLesson Planet
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Stroking the Senses: The Literature, Music, and Art of the Harlem RenaissanceLesson Planet
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Art of Mask MakingLesson Planet
Young scholars make an African mask. In this culture and heritage lesson, students view samples of African masks and learn about the importance of these masks. Young scholars visit the African Art Museum website to view the styles of...
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