ERIC Number: ED442134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Africa: Tradition and Change. [Lesson Plan].
While a single lesson plan cannot fully explore the variety and complexity of African life, in this lesson students can gain insight into the lives of some black women in Sub-Saharan Africa by adopting a perspective that is in part traditional, based on the arts of African village life, and in part postcolonial, based on the work of African women writing in English and French today. Students first examine a selection of traditional African artworks that portray women within precolonial family and community life. Then students explore the literature that women have created in postcolonial Africa and present a report on one writer, profiling her career and writing and commenting on the part that traditional values play in her work. (This second part of the lesson can be presented in English or French.) The learning objectives of the lesson plan are: (1) to learn about the role of women in traditional African village life; (2) to understand the contextual nature of artwork within traditional African village life; (3) to become familiar with women writers of postcolonial Africa; and (4) to examine how the traditions of village life influence postcolonial literature. The lesson plan also contains the subject areas covered in the lesson, time required to complete the lesson, the skills used in the lesson, the grade level (6-12), and lists of the standards developed by professional or government associations that are related to the lesson, as well as activities to extend the lesson. (RS)
Descriptors: Blacks, Colonialism, Females, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Writing Assignments
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa