Students create a Senufo painting in the same style as the Fakaha tribespeople from West Africa. They listen to a teacher-led lecture on Senufo painting, develop a sketch of an animal and masked figures, and draw their figures on burlap.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Westward Expansion Project Choices
What a great list of brief research projects for reviewing the era of westward expansion in the United States! Learners are directed to choose and complete three of the projects on the given list, which includes opportunities to design...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Village of Painters: Narrative Scrolls from West Bengal
Examine the process of making Indian patua-style narrative scrolls. Look closely at the images in the scrolls and have your young artists create an original patua painting. Using ink and watercolors, the class can illustrate their...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Communicating Through Sight and Sound - Senufo Drum from West Africa
Students research the Senufo Drum. In this drum lesson, students explore the Senufo Drum from West Africa to find its purpose, sounds and symbols. They create their own drum with symbols that reflect their life.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Plan: Sensory Exploration
Using their keen eyes and ears, learners build story observation skills which they will use to create sensory detail in their art. They note all of the things they observed on a walk, categorize them by sense, and then use the same skill...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Folktale through African Art
Students study folktales and other stories from West Africa. By hearing and reading these stories they explore many new cultural and religious beliefs, such as spirits inhabiting nature and possessing special powers. Once the students...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Wild Wild West- Cactus Collage
Oh my, the desert never looked so good! Here is a great art project that spans three days and several different art techniques. The class will create beautiful backgrounds and striking cacti, which the'll put together to make a wild west...
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts