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:
- Fou fou
- Nguana Modula
- Shaka Zulu
- Nelson Mandela
- Haile Selassie
- Mansa Musa
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
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What is Art?
Why is it important for people and cultures to construct narratives about their experiences?
How is our understanding of culture and society constructed by artistic expression?
How does the way that we perceive art define our own culture?
Look closely at the following pieces. What is the subject/theme illustrated in each?
The Dance Class
The Fortune Teller
The Prodigal Son