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Lesson 3 the cultures of east africa

Lesson 3 the cultures of east africa






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    Lesson 3 the cultures of east africa Lesson 3 the cultures of east africa Presentation Transcript

    • LESSON 3THE CULTURE OF EASTAFRICABellringer: What is a “griot”?
    • Swahili Listen to Swahili music  http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=DW3 PHmUmCBU Look at words which come from the Swahili language  Banana, chimpanzee, jazz, cola
    • Open to Page 74 Read first page
    • Life Life in East Africa  70 different languages  Cultural diversity  Result of location  Migration from other parts of the continent to East Africa  Bantu Migrations  Indian Ocean connects East Africa; Arab traders  Mixture of people produced Swahili culture
    • Swahili Culture Swahili Culture  Mixture of African and Arab ancestry  Live along Eastern coast  Language as well as culture  Bantu language  Contains Arabic words  For 49 million, it is their first language  Official language of Kenya and Tanzania
    • Religion Mixture of Religions  Diverse  Islam and Christianity  Traditional African religions
    • Land Land  Land is part of culture (farmers)  Before conquest, East Africans did not own land  Families just planted on the same plot of land they had for centuries  Division of gender roles
    • Plantations Plantations  European settlers brought idea of privately owned land  Set up plantations (large, cash crop farms)  When East African countries gained independence, they split up the plantations and sold them off to citizens  Inherited the idea of owning
    • Home Home  Strong bond to the land they grew up on  But, becoming more urban  Stilldon’t call the city home  Villages remain their “home”  Earn money in the city and send it back
    • Read Article http://thecitizen.co.tz/business/-/20695- significant-gas-discoveries-put-east-africa-on- the-map Natural gas in East Africa
    • EXIT CARD Answer in packet How has Europe changed the culture in East Africa?
    • Independent Work Read article independently  http://traveltips.usatoday.com/culture-east- africa-17227.html  USA Today Travel Summarize; 2 paragraph