LESSON 2 THECULTURES OF WESTAFRICABellringer: What is one pillar of Islam?
Diversity   What is    diversity?   What kind of    diversity exists in    America?
Open books to page 69   Read first paragraph on page 69
Cultural Diversity   Cultural Diversity    of West Africa     17 countries     Hundreds of ethnic      groups     Lots...
Languages   Languages     Neighboring      villages speak      different      languages     Many people      are      m...
Making a Living   Making a Living     Rural = cash crops     Sahara = herding     Cities = hospitals and offices
Strong Kinship   Strong Kinship       Kinship; family relations           Nuclear family; parents            and childr...
Lineages and Clans   Lineages and Clans     Lineage; a groups of families who trace their      descendents back to a com...
Changes   Changes     Traditional   life is     changing       Urbanization       Young  men head off to       the cit...
Culture Spreads   Culture    Spreads     Most      slaves      came      from      Western      Africa     Brought     ...
West African Cultural Influence  http://www.   youtube.co   m/watch?v  =VVk22fjN6        AE  http://www.   youtube.co   ...
EXIT CARD   Answer in packet   How are West African family dynamics    different from our family dynamics?
Your Family   Make    family    tree   Label    nuclear    and    extended
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Lesson 2 The Cultures of West Africa

  1. 1. LESSON 2 THECULTURES OF WESTAFRICABellringer: What is one pillar of Islam?
  2. 2. Diversity What is diversity? What kind of diversity exists in America?
  3. 3. Open books to page 69 Read first paragraph on page 69
  4. 4. Cultural Diversity Cultural Diversity of West Africa  17 countries  Hundreds of ethnic groups  Lots of different languages and cultural diversity  Not united by one religion like Northern Africa
  5. 5. Languages Languages  Neighboring villages speak different languages  Many people are multilingual speaking 4-5 languages
  6. 6. Making a Living Making a Living  Rural = cash crops  Sahara = herding  Cities = hospitals and offices
  7. 7. Strong Kinship Strong Kinship  Kinship; family relations  Nuclear family; parents and children  Extending = other family members  Many West African families live with their extended family  Work together and take care of each other  Collective decisions  “It takes a village to raise a child”; strong sense of community
  8. 8. Lineages and Clans Lineages and Clans  Lineage; a groups of families who trace their descendents back to a common ancestor  Clan; several lineages  Can trace lineage through mother (matrilineal) or through the father (patrilineal)  Sometimes a man comes and lives with the wife’s clan  Usually a woman moves with the husband though  Most clans are patrilineal
  9. 9. Changes Changes  Traditional life is changing  Urbanization  Young men head off to the cities for work  Preservingtradition through story-telling  Griot; story teller  Oral tradition  Family stories, fables, proverbs
  10. 10. Culture Spreads Culture Spreads  Most slaves came from Western Africa  Brought culture to US
  11. 11. West African Cultural Influence  http://www. youtube.co m/watch?v =VVk22fjN6 AE  http://www. youtube.co m/watch?v =1JtD_Ypy XYU
  12. 12. EXIT CARD Answer in packet How are West African family dynamics different from our family dynamics?
  13. 13. Your Family Make family tree Label nuclear and extended

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