April 25-29, 2016

African Culture

Monday: Nigerian Film & Excerpts from National Geographic’s Africa

Tuesday: Common Assessment

Wednesday- Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

Thursday: Plot African countries and tribes on the map. Take notes on the different cultures assigned to your groups and present to the class.

Friday: Quiz -Create masks that represent your group’s distinctive African culture

Make sure you learn your Words to Know (some are African leaders) for the final:

  1. Kente
  2. Ewe
  3. Masai
  4. Nalikwanda
  5. Fou fou
  6. Libation
  7. Ibeji
  8. Nguana Modula
  9. Sundiata
  10. Shaka Zulu
  11. Nzinga
  12. Makeda
  13. Nelson Mandela
  14. Haile Selassie
  15. Hannibal
  16. Mansa Musa
  17. Animism

April 18-22, 2016

Asian Culture in the US

This week as we study art, music, and literature of different cultures, we will study Korean and Japanese culture.

Words to Know:

Hangul – Korean alphabet

Maccha – green tea

Daimyo – Japanese warlord

Tokyo – Capital of Japan; formerly called Edo

Seoul – Korean Capital

Kimchi – Spicy cabbage Korean side dish

Samurai – Japanese knight

Kindo – the way of the sword

Tokugawa Ieyasu – 1st shogun

Shogun – Japanese Samurai general


Check out these helpful links:

Korean Culture
Japanese Culture