ERIC Number: ED189008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
African Art and Culture for High School Students of Art. An Instructional Unit for Tenth through Twelfth Grade Art.
A semester-long unit on African art and culture for high school art students is presented. The unit is comprised of 12 lessons. Lessons one, two, and three examine the concept of the artist as a close observer. Students examine their attitudes about Africa, view filmstrips which depict early African art and sculpture, recreate an African sculpture with pen and ink, and create a collage of a map of Africa. Lessons four through six examine the artist as communicator. Students investigate the role of African artists in their society, describe in writing an African sculpture, "The Primordial Couple," and analyze symbols in African masks. Lessons seven through twelve analyze the artist as creator. Students create an art object that can be used culturally and aesthetically, compare slides of African crafts with those of modern crafts, plan a program on African music and dance, and visit an art museum. Lesson twelve, an art practicum in which the students spend the remainder of the semester (10 weeks) crafting their art projects, culminates in an art show which includes music and dance. A selected bibliography of books, periodicals, films, filmstrips, slides, and photographs is included. (KC)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Art Education, Creativity, Cultural Awareness, Dance, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Music, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Student Projects, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
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.