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Africa (Mali)

from Center for Puppetry Arts

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Students build a Malian Rod Puppet (water spirit) and learn about Malian puppetry. Students also learn characteristics about the continent of Africa (different topography, people and cultures) and Mali itself. This is a great arts and social studies lesson in one! Also great for multicultural units.

Puppet materials are easy-to-find, low-cost items that can mostly be found around the classroom. The materials list, templates, and curriculum-based study guide can be downloaded from our website.

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Cost

By Request: $155.00
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Length

60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

2

Maximum participants:

30-40


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta, GA
USA

The Center for Puppetry Arts opened to the public on September 23, 1978, when Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon. The first puppetry center in the United States, today it is the largest American organization solely dedicated to the art of puppet theater.

The Center has been a leading voice in the field, and has hosted numerous conferences and festivals. In addition, the Center has been recognized both nationally and internationally as an organization for excellence. The Ford Foundation recently selected the Center as one of only 28 national organizations to be recognized for success in management and innovative programs. The prestigious Kresge Foundation awarded the Center three different grants to support its capital campaigns. The Center was also the only theater group chosen by the 1996 Olympics to participate in all four years of its arts festival program.

Contact:
Sara Burmenko
samm@norsoft.net
4048815117

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins by locating Africa and Mali on the world map. Students also discuss the difference between a continent and a country.

2.Students are shown a Malian Rod Puppet and view a video clip of puppets used in an agricultural celebration in Mali. Q & A.

2. We do an interactive learning activity on the continent of Africa.

3. Students begin with the first section of puppet building.

4. We do an interactive learning activity on the diversity of Africa-- looking at topography, homes, and people. Q & A within activity.

5. We finish the puppet

Objectives

- explore the cultural diversity of Africa

- develop an appreciation for puppetry as an art form in other cultures

- Engage in a discussion about how art is used for communications in a traditional African community

- locate Africa and Mali on the world map

- create a working rod puppet based on traditional Malian culture

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Center for Puppetry Arts’ Distance Learning programs and/or educator guides support the following academic standards:

Common Core/Language Arts
-Reading Standards for Literature K-5
-Speaking and Listening Standards K-5

Common Core/Mathematics
-Identify and describe shapes
-Analyze, compare, create and compose shapes
-Count to tell the number of objects
-Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units
-Represent and interpret data
-Draw and identify lines and angles; classify shapes by properties

National Core Arts Standards (currently in the adoption phase; released June 2014)
Visual Arts and Theatre
-Creating, Presenting, Responding, Connecting

Next Generation Science Standards
-Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, Dynamics
-Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
-Earth’s Systems
-Earth and Human Activity

National Education Technology Standards (NETS)
-Creativity and Innovation
-Communication & Collaboration
-Research and Information
-Digital Citizenship
-Technology Operations & Concepts

b>National US History
NSS-USH.K-4.4 THE HISTORY OF PEOPLES OF MANY CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD

Understands selected attributes and historical developments of societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe

National Geography
NSS-G.K-12.1 THE WORLD IN SPATIAL
TERMS


As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should
Understand how to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.

NSS-G.K-12.2 PLACES AND REGIONS

As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand the physical and human characteristics of places.
Understand how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.

NSS-G.K-12.3 PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface.

NSS-G.K-12.4 HUMAN SYSTEMS

As a result of their activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface.
Understand the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics.

NSS-G.K-12.5 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should

Understand how physical systems affect human systems.
Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.

National Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1
UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING MEDIA, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCESSES

Achievement Standard:

Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses
Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

NA-VA.K-4.2 USING KNOWLEDGE OF STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS

Achievement Standard:

Students know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas
Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

NA-VA.K-4.3 CHOOSING AND EVALUATING A RANGE OF SUBJECT MATTER, SYMBOLS, AND IDEAS


Achievement Standard:

Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art
Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning

NA-VA.K-4.4 UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL ARTS IN RELATION TO HISTORY AND CULTURES

Achievement Standard:

Students know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures
Students identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places
Students demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts can influence each other in making and studying works of art

NA-VA.K-4.5 REFLECTING UPON AND ASSESSING THE CHARACTERISTICS AND MERITS OF THEIR WORK AND THE WORK OF OTHERS

Achievement Standard:

Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art
Students describe how people's experiences influence the development of specific artworks
Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks

NA-VA.K-4.6 MAKING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN VISUAL ARTS AND OTHER DISCIPLINES


Achievement Standard:

Students understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines
Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum