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ERIC Number: ED189000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
African Art: Adinkra Cloth. An Instructional Unit for Seventh-Ninth Grade Art.
This teaching guide provides information to help junior high school art teachers develop and implement programs based on African art. Objectives are to help students appreciate various types of African art, understand the relationship of African art to European art, and produce Adinkra cloth (a colorful cloth printed with personal symbols and geometric shapes). The guide was developed at an interdisciplinary summer workshop for teachers on African curriculum development. It is intended as the basis of a two-week minicourse. Activities are presented in a daily outline format. Students are involved in a variety of activities including pre- and posttests, viewing and analyzing slides and films, listening to and discussing lectures on the history of African art, building and enhancing their vocabulary, learning about the traditions involved in making Adinkra cloth, designing Adinkra symbols, and developing printing skills. For each day's activities, information is presented on concepts, basic skills, implementation, materials, and evaluation. A bibliography is included to direct the teachers' attention to recent works on African art, culture, printmaking, and decorative arts. (DB)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Art Education, Cultural Awareness, Design Crafts, Educational Objectives, Folk Culture, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Handicrafts, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Minicourses, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Textiles Instruction, 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