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ERIC Number: ED316607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Baradar, Miriam; And Others
This publication, which provides information about the African-American celebration known as Kwanzaa, was designed to support the Portland (Oregon) Public School District's goal of increasing students' understanding and appreciation of the history, culture, and contributions of different geocultural groups. The document is comprised of the following 16 sections: (1) "Introduction," which discusses African harvest festivals and describes the origins, principles, and symbols of Kwanzaa, the holiday celebrating the harvest of the first crop; (2) "The Seven Principles--Nguzo Saba," which defines the bases of the celebration; (3) "Kwanzaa Symbols," which describes the imagery associated with Kwanzaa; (4) "Kwanzaa Karamu (Feast)," in which December 31st festivities are described; (5)"Facts About Kwanzaa"; (6) "Colors of Kwanzaa"; (7) "Activities and Topics for Discussion," which suggests 15 classroom applications relating to Kwanzaa; (8) "Kwanzaa Feast Word Find," a puzzle featuring Kwanzaa-related terms; (9) "Teacher's Key to the Word Find"; (10) "Make a Kinara," which provides directions for making a Kwanzaa candleholder; (11) "Yam Race," which gives instructions for a game based on an important African crop; (12) "December's World of Holidays," which describes 12 international holidays and suggested related classroom activities; (13) "Swahili Vowel Pronunciation Key"; (14) "Swahili Consonant Pronunciation Key"; (15) "Definition of Terms"; and (16) "Kwanzaa Resources," listing seven sources of additional information. (AF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Multicultural/Multiethnic Office.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)