West African Storytime: "The First Music" & Make An African Themed Rain Stick
Students will listen to and discuss the West African Tale, "The First Music.". This is one of many West African beginning tales. We will then make our own African themed rain stick, and finish up with a little group performance.
Alycia Wright, M.Ed
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Students will hear a West African tale of how music came to exist in the world. The teacher will ask questions during the reading to ensure comprehension, focusing on sequencing, and retelling. After the reading of the story, students will use the gathered supplies and create, decorate, and play their own African themed rainsticks.
Students will listen to the rhythms and patterns found in many traditional West African storytelling. Students will be able to answer simple "what" based questions about the story. Students will focus on understanding & recalling the "sequence" of events.
I have heard this story several times in person by the author. Mr Pritchard is a professional storyteller, with a specialization in West African tales as passed down generations as an African American. I, too have studied West African storytelling, as a descendent of the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon.
1 file available upon enrollmentone tube (paper towel works best, but flexible) reynold wrap (aluminum foil). An alternative can be construction paper. 2 rubber bands OR tape markers or crayons small 1/4 cup of rice or small beans scissors *** one could use a toilet paper tube if a paper towel tube isn't available, but then decrease the amount of rice or beans to a very small handful.
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1. Student will be able to answer "what" questions during the story. 2. Student will be able to follow instructions and complete the African rain stick craft. 3. With prompting, student should be able to retell the story.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Younger students may need adult assistance with cutting and/or using tape
Alycia Wright, M.EdAlycia Wright, M.Ed
1451 total reviews
566 completed classes
I am an experienced and licensed educator of over ten years. My expertise is in reading, comprehension and phonetic training. I have certifications in Exceptional Education, Gifted Education and Instructional Technology. I enjoy teaching many...