Module Thirteen: African Music Teacher's Edition A brief background and history of African Music The African continent is the second largest continent in the world, and its people constitute a 10th of the world’s population with about one thousand indigenous languages spoken throughout the continent (Stone, 1998, p.2). In this context, it is important that a brief history of African music cannot be conclusive and is more complex than we realize. No scholar managed to offer a perspective about African culture that has not been contested. Music and Dance Dance, music, and story-telling are among the ancient art forms that have flourished for many centuries in Africa. Honest observers are hard pressed to find single indigenous group in Africa that has a term congruent to the usual western notion of “music.” Music and dance are activities that characterize an African musical expression and play an important part in the lives of the people (Senogan-Zake, 1986). Oral traditions Religious Beliefs
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Movie Sheets - Teacher Submitted Movie Worksheets for the ClassroomAudubon Adventure: Record the Natural WorldEnjoy being outdoors? Interested in art? Combine both! John James Audubon was a scientist and self-taught artist who did just that by studying the natural world and creating exquisitely detailed paintings of birds and nature. What You Do: Pick a Specimen. Use this same general template for insects and other specimens that you collect or observe. For more information on naturalist paintings, check out Audubon's work. Marik Berghs is graphic designer with 30 years of experience.Teaching the nitrogen cycle and human health interactionsAudrey Rule, SUNY Oswego and Margaret Townsend, Kansas Geological Survey , Author Profile This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Collection Resources in this top level collection a) must have scored Exemplary or Very Good in all five review categories, and must also rate as “Exemplary” in at least three of the five categories. Scientific Accuracy Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments Pedagogic Effectiveness Robustness (usability and dependability of all components) Completeness of the ActivitySheet web page For more information about the peer review process itself, please see This page first made public: Jan 30, 2008 Summary This activity uses objects, pictures, and text in a matching game to define the nitrogen cycle and the environmental and human health impacts of nitrogen. Used this activity? Context Audience Skills and concepts that students must have mastered 1. Goals 1. 1. 1. Rule, A.