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In this lesson, students will explore the role of oral traditions in the African culture. Students will read articles about the daily lives of people living in a variety of African countries, and create a mock interview based on the information. Students will create a Culinary Report on the kinds of foods that people in different African countries eat. They will discuss how the history, geography and the economy of the country influence the kinds of food people eat. Indigenous religions as well as traditional and modern art, and music in Africa will be explored.

    1. Students will analyze African folklore and explain its importance in the African culture.

    2. Students will read articles about everyday life in Africa and create an interview based on the information in the article.

    3. Students will develop an understanding of what kinds of foods are eaten in various African countries, and how historic, geographic, and economic factors impact what people eat.

    4. Students will analyze pieces of traditional and modern African art.

    5. Students will compare and contrast indigenous African religions.

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