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African Arts and Music
Goals Get Started Learning Activities Extensions
Getting Started Activity Menu

Introductory Activity One: Scavenger Hunting
Introductory Activity Two: What Does Africa Look Like?

Introductory Activity Three: Picture Books

Learning Activity One: A Musical & Artistic Experience
Learning Activity Two: An Imaginary Diary

Learning Activity Three: Thumb Pianos & Djembe Drums

Learning Activity Four: African Masks & Carvings

Learning Activity Five: Kente Cloth
Learning Activity Six: A Dramatic Tale

Learning Activity Three: Thumb Pianos & Djembe Drums

In this activity, students will listen to the music of a thumb piano, listen to a brief story describing thumb pianos, and play a thumb piano.


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Learning Activity Four: African Masks & Carvings

In the following activity, two kinds of African craft projects are described. You may choose to divide the class into two separate groups and have each group work on a different one, or you may want to have each student complete both over an extended time period.




Continue to Activities 5 & 6



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