ERIC Number: ED132089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Life Styles of African Women [And] A Swimming Pool for Mansa Musa's Wife [And] A Yoruba Naming Ceremony [And] Metropolis: African and American Style. Mini-Modules.
African-American Inst., New York, NY. School Services Div.
Four modules dealing with African culture are combined in this document. The first module discusses various life-styles of African women, including warrior, queen, ruler, and matriarch. A lesson plan uses a question-and-answer format to encourage discussion of the effects of tradition, society, and nation upon African women. Questions asked include: what is the traditional role of African women? how is that role changing? how does the market woman differ from the traditional woman and are African women basically different from women in the West? A bibliography and film list are included. The second module presents an oral history exercise of the pilgrimage of a 14th-century Muslim from Mali to Mecca. Students investigate the history of Mali, the characteristics of the Mali ruler, and the validity of oral history. The third module presents information on a Nigerian naming ceremony, a lesson plan with suggestions on reenacting the ceremony, and a list of Yoruba names and their meanings. The fourth module compares and contrasts problems of urbanization in Lagos, Nigeria, and Miami Beach, Florida. In the lesson plan which accompanies the fourth module, a summary enrichment question asks students to think about which city they would rather live in and why. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Black Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Females, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Life Style, Oral History, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Social Studies, Socialization, Sociocultural Patterns, Urbanization
African-American Institute, 833 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017 (Life Styles $0.35, Swimming Pool $0.35, Naming $0.50, Metropolis $0.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: African-American Inst., New York, NY. School Services Div.
Identifiers - Location: Mali; Nigeria; South Africa; Togo