Lesson 3 the cultures of east africa

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Lesson 3 the cultures of east africa

  1. 1. LESSON 3THE CULTURE OF EASTAFRICABellringer: What is a “griot”?
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Open to Page 74 Read first page
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Religion Mixture of Religions  Diverse  Islam and Christianity  Traditional African religions
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Read Article http://thecitizen.co.tz/business/-/20695- significant-gas-discoveries-put-east-africa-on- the-map Natural gas in East Africa
  11. 11. EXIT CARD Answer in packet How has Europe changed the culture in East Africa?
  12. 12. Independent Work Read article independently  http://traveltips.usatoday.com/culture-east- africa-17227.html  USA Today Travel Summarize; 2 paragraph

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