ERIC Number: ED394892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
African Art: An Essay for Teachers, Curriculum Handbook.
Kelso, Ann B., Ed.
In an introductory section by Michael D. Harris, this resource presents a discussion of aspects and problems in the WEstern study of African Art. This is followed by six lesson plans based on art works from the Fred and Rita Richman Collection of Sub-Saharan Art in the High Museum. The handbook follows Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum and the Ten Organizing Principles for the infusion of African Studies into the curriculum. The lessons are designed to be interdisciplinary and sequential. While lessons may be taught individually, if they are implemented sequentially, a culminating activity is possible as the final outcome of the learning unit. Lessons include: (1) "Africa: Where in the World?"; (2) "The Cycles of Life"; (3) "Symbols of Belief"; (4) "Symbols of Power"; (5)"Proverbs Are the Wisdom of Life"; and (6) "Culminating Activity." A slide script is supplied. Pre-test and post-test evaluation materials are provided. Appendices include: "Ten Organizing Principles of African Studies"; "Quality Core Curriculum"; "Glossary"; "Pronunciation Guide"; "Museum Resources"; "Additional Teacher Resources"; and "Credits." (MM)
Descriptors: African Culture, African Studies, Art, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Museums
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 ($39.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Africa; African Art; High Museum of Art GA
Note: Accompanying 18 color slides available from the High Museum of Art.