• Chinua Achebe’s "Things Fall Apart": Oral and Literary Strategies

    Created October 13, 2010
    Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart: Oral and Literary Strategies

    Through close reading and textual analysis of Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel about the British colonization of Nigeria, students learn how oral, linguistic, and literary strategies are used to present one’s own story and history through literature.

  • Women in Africa: Tradition and Change

    Created October 7, 2010
    Women in Africa: Tradition and Change

    Examine the role of women in African society as represented in traditional artwork and post-colonial literature.

  • Where I Come From

    Created October 7, 2010
    Where I Come From: Statue of Liberty

    Students take research into their heritage a step beyond the construction of a family tree, traveling through cyberspace to find our what's happening in their ancestral homelands today.

  • What Masks Reveal

    Created October 6, 2010
    What Masks Reveal: 01-Puerto Rican Vejigante mask

    Explore the cultural significance of masks by investigating the role they play in ceremonies and on special occasions in societies from widely separated regions of the world.

  • The Meaning Behind the Mask

    Created October 5, 2010
    The Meaning Behind the Mask

    Students explore the cultural significance of masks, discuss the use of masks in stories, and then investigate the role masks play in ceremonies and on special occasions in various African cultures.

  • In My Other Life

    Created September 27, 2010
    In My Other Life: African Ceremonial Mask

    Find out what it might feel like to grow up in an Asian, African, or Latin American country.

  • Common Visions, Common Voices

    Created September 25, 2010
    Common Visions, Common Voices: African Sculpture

    Trace similar motifs in the artwork and folklore of India, Africa, the Maya, and Native Americans.

    Berlin Act—European powers partition Africa

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    February 26, 1885

    Burial chamber of King Tutankhamen's unearthed tomb is unsealed in Egypt

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    Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community

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