ERIC Number: ED188992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Kikuyu Lifestyles. An Instructional Unit for Intermediate, Elementary Grades.
Roberts, Betty Jean
A six-week unit on the Kikuyu people of Kenya for grades 4, 5, and 6 is presented. An overview of the unit lists major concepts and skills to be developed, behavioral objectives, and materials needed for each unit. Following the overview, seven lessons are outlined. In lesson one, students analyze their attitudes toward African culture. Lesson two focuses on Kikuyu housing. Students construct diaramas displaying traditional and modern homes. Lesson three considers the importance of the extended family in African culture. Lesson four investigates the naming of children and the role of Kikuyu family members. Students write a short play depicting the role of a Kikuyu family member. Lesson five, focusing on food production, includes recipes for traditional African foods. In lesson six, students study African clothing. Activities include tie-dyeing and making dashikis. Lesson seven examines traditional educational processes which involve parents teaching children folk tales, crafts, and family tradition. The length of time necessary for presentation, general objectives, reading resources, and teaching methods are provided for each lesson. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. African Studies Program.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 684-703.