Friday, April 11, 2014

Masks & Weavings

Here are some more pictures of 4th grade's collage African masks. If I do this project again, we will use the year, toothpicks, feathers, and raffia. We will not be using those beads though....even the best gluer could not make them stick!

These are 2nd grade's weavings based on Kente cloth designs. It was so much harder to teach this lesson this year than it was last year! I did this lesson with 2nd grade last year and maybe I had to come and help 2 or 3 students after whole-group instruction for them to get it. I'm not sure what's different about these kids, maybe they doubt themselves too much? This was a struggle for the first 2 weeks, but once they got it they flew through it. :)

Here are the PowerPoints for the 1st-5th African Lessons:
Samburu Necklaces
Kente Cloth
Calabash Bowls
African Savanna
African Masks