ERIC Number: ED188999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Curriculum Unit on Africa for the Seventh Grade. An Instructional Unit for Seventh Grade Language Arts and Eighth Grade Remedial English.
Wilcox, Elizabeth Anne
The document presents a unit on Africa and Ghana for seventh grade language arts and eighth grade remedial English classes. It is one of a number of interdisciplinary products developed by a summer workshop for teachers on African curriculum development. The objectives are to help rid students of stereotypes and to make them aware of the diversity of culture on the continent of Africa. An introduction states five educational objectives and six skills relating to African history and geography, literature, music, art, and food. The document presents seven lessons on topics relating to Africa and Ghana such as student perceptions, Akan names, religion, folktales, poetry, music and dance, tie dying, Ashanti gold work, games, and food crops. Each lesson states concept and skills objectives, suggests teacher implementation strategies and student activities, and notes time allotment and needed materials. Learning activities include reading, discussing, story telling, dramatizing, film and slide viewing, playing instruments, researching, playing games, and preparing food. Bibliographies list references for the teacher and for the student and audiovisual materials used in the unit (films, filmstrips, videotapes, cassette tapes, slide sets, and handouts). (CK)
Descriptors: African Culture, African Literature, Art Education, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, English Curriculum, Grade 7, Grade 8, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Music Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Tribes, 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.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Ghana