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ERIC Number: ED188998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The African Folktale. An Instructional Unit for Seventh Grade English.
Dobbs, Sherry
The document presents a 3-week seventh grade English unit on the African folktale. The guide is one of a number of products developed by a summer workshop for teachers on African curriculum development. The objectives are to help students develop respect for African cultures and lifestyles, compare values of African and American ethnic populations, understand social change and its consequences, and develop continuing interest in African cultures. An overview of the unit lists seven important concept areas and five skills to be taught in the unit. Ten lessons focus on topics such as the African environment, clothing, shelter, family life, religious beliefs, values, music, and other diverse cultural characteristics. All are taught through listening to and discussing various types of African folktales. Each lesson states objectives, teaching procedures, important discussion points for the teacher, needed materials, and reading resources. Lectures are included when relevant. Activities include reading, comparing, writing folktales, classifying, and dramatizing. Appendices offer some folktales, an annotated bibliography of sources for the tales used in the unit, a bibliography of children's literature, and a list of 21 optional projects. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. African Studies Program.
Identifiers - Location: Africa