Over the Years Harambee Centre Has Partnered With Teachers to Create the Following Lessons and Units:
- Introduction to African Geography-Grades 2-8 – In this lesson, students review and identify or review all the continents of the world and learn about the geographical and size relationships of Africa to the rest of the continents through map exploration. They name different regions and countries with capitol cities of Africa and research one country through its culture, history and location (6-12 grade). Activity: African map puzzle.
- Introduction to African History-Grades 4-8- This lesson aims to have students identify African countries and research one country’s past history
- African Music Appreciation-Grade 2-8- This lesson introduces the students to African music and its role in the African culture. Make own African music instruments and use them. Compare African and American music differences and similarities.
- Africa ABC’s-Grade 2-8- This lesson uses the ABC format to acquaint students with an overview of the culture of Africa then compare some cultural components found in Africa and United States. (See ABC book)
- African Family-Grade 1-12- This lesson defines African and American family composition. Identify and compare family values to help student examine cultural similarities and differences between the two cultures.
- Story Telling-Grade 1-6- This unit introduces the students to African story telling and its role in the human character development. Students write their own African hero stories.
- African Markets and Economy-Grade 2-4- This lesson introduces students to African literature, Mcheshi Goes to the Market. Have students discuss the cultural differences and similarities in the market place. 5-12 grade levels can also use this lesson and further discuss the economic impact of the African and American market place.
- African Art-Grade 2-8- This unit helps the students experience any form of African art e.g. weaving, drawing, making masks, making Rafiki bracelets etc……………
- Animal Science-Grade 2-6- This lesson introduces students to the African animals, their livelihood, and how they contribute to the ecosystem
- What is in the Name-Grade 1-8- This lesson introduces the students to the importance and meaning of names in the African culture and how this relates to human character development.
- African Languages-Grade 1-8- This lesson introduces students to African languages and the implications of multi-lingual speaking opportunities. They learn some easy common phrases, math, and music in Kiswahili (National language of Kenya and Tanzania)
- African Literature-Grade 9-12- This lesson introduces students to African literature in the context of cultural implications.
For further resource support of this curriculum, contact Grace Kuto at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-810-9274 cell. Mondays and Fridays. You may also call any evenings and weekends