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What is Kwanzaa?

Describe the general characteristics of Kwanzaa after reading Seven Candles of Kwanzaa. For this Kwanzaa lesson, learners study the principles of the Kwanzaa holiday and interpret the principles through music and dance. They then construct a kinara and study the origins of the holiday.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Requires African drum music, a map of the world, art supplies, and selected Kwanzaa reference books

  • Provides a bibliography, which is a strong basis for further research

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Included Materials

  • Worksheet