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(Developed for Reading, grades 3-5; recommended for Reading, grades 3-5)
- Regina James (Fairington, Lithonia, GA)
Subject taught: , Grade: 2
Keeping the Tradition of African Storytelling Alive
I really like this unit. The students will be able to recall and retell African folktales. They will keep the tradition of African storytelling alive in the classroom.
- C Mae Roberson (Medgar Evers College / LIU, Brooklyn, NY)
Subject taught: all
Thank you for this outline
of how to present and what to look for
while presenting tales that help children and adults alike recognize their global likenesses and greatness. All races can see the cultures we all share.
What I would like to see more of are comparisons of the various exchanges ....
I will try to connect with you once I complete reading the unit.....
- PROSPER MOYO (MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY, BULAWAYO, ZI)
Subject taught: AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURE, Grade: 1.
DEGREE OF FORMALITY
THE PRESENTATION IS VERY GOOD TO AN EXTENT THAT IT EVEN SHOWED ME THE FORMALITY OF STORY TELLING AND THE AUDIENCE
- Cornelius Wambi Gulere (Uganda Christian university, Kampala, Bu)
Subject taught: Literature, Grade: gr
I am happy with your course and would encourage you to look out for works in Lusoga under my names to expand your area of coverage.
- Sandra L Coleman (CSUDH, Carson, CA)
Subject taught: Africana Studies Major
I came across this information while doing research for my thesis
I came across this information while doing research for my thesis. This is very interesting and I am thankful to see that African traditions are being explored and taught. I pray that this type of curriculum can continue and we can appreciate our own heritage, history and culture.
- MARIANA perez PEREZ (HOLY MARY , TANDIL, BA)
Subject taught: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
I am really glad to have found this material. This year\'s project for students who are going to sit for IGCSE is on the theme \"IDENTITY\" and \"GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES\" for which I have planned two main objectives: SELF-AWARENESS AND OTHERNESS. One of the units will be African storytelling and the book to be read will be \"Nervous Conditions\" by Tsitsi Dangarembga and at least two stories from the suggested student bibliography.
As we are located in Argentina I am trying to contact someone who would like to share a skype interview with my students in regard to this topic.
I am eager to expand on this subject if the opportunity arises.
- Emmanuel Chukwunenye Obiakor (Graduate, Yaba, La)
I am a freelance documentary photography based in lagos, Nigeria. I find it awesome to the level of African culture which i also learnt from while reading through the page. it is very interesting to know that our culture is taught in your institution. I would love to support the work of your institution by providing more African Cultural documented stories that will increase the resource with which you teach your students.
Please reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- maria teresa marichal (Colectivo Contarte, San Juan, PR)
Subject taught: stories, Grade: al
Love this unit
I really love this unit. I am a storyteller and it is important to understand the history or the stories and storytelling. My students will be able to understand better the African folktales. We have a lot of African stories in our country, but we have to learn a lot. I am thankful to see that African traditions are being explored and taught.