Lesson 1: Overview
- Students will identify the continent of Africa on the World Map.
- Students will identify the country of Ghana, within Africa, its size and geographic location in West Africa using maps.
- Students will note the capital of Ghana and how to identify any country’s capital.
- Students will learn about Ghana’s flag.
- Students will learn what the colors and symbols on the flag represent.
- Students will create “straw flags” and color the flag coloring sheets.
- Students will learn about Ghana’s culture using pictures.
- Students will learn about Ghanaian food, language, landforms, animals, agriculture, sports and leaders.
- Students will be able to identify Ghana’s capital, first president, and national dish.
Lesson 2: Overview
Folktales of Ghana
- Students will learn the definition of folktales
- Students will be able to identify characteristics of figures in folktales
- Students will learn to define the moral of a story
The Clever Trickster, Anansi the Spider
- Students will learn what spiders represent in Ghana/Africa
- Students will determine if Anansi is a trickster or clever, or both
- Students will learn the lessons from Anansi stories
All Stories Belong to Anansi
- Students will learn how Anansi obtained all the stories
- Students will hear about Anansi’s family
- Students will learn how Anansi stories are all over the world
Lesson 3: Overview
Language of Ghana – Twi
- Students will learn some Twi language (Akuapem Dialect)
- Review numbers (1 to 10) in Twi (Akuapem Dialect)
- Review common phrases in Twi (Akuapem Dialect)
All About Adinkra Symbols
- Students will learn the origin of Adinkra Symbols
- Students will learn meanings of two popular Adinkra Symbols
- Students will see Adinkra Symbols in Kente cloth
Akan Day Names
- Students will learn history of the Akan tradition of Day Names
- Student will learn and see a listing of Male and Female Akan Day names
- Students will determine their Akan Day name