At least 2,000 How many different languages are spoken in Africa?
Arabic, English, French, Portuguese What are the most common languages? http://www.amtc.com.eg/services/our-languages/
Why are these the most common languages? https://theafricanimmigrant.wordpress.com/2008/05/18/a-look-at-the-colonization-of-africa/ Colonization
1880’s to 1900’s What were the years when colonization was most prevalent in Africa?
1. Changed country boundaries. 2. Changed the language. 3. Changed political, social and economic structures. What are 3 ways colonization changed Africa? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scramble_for_Africa.
The Northern Region What region of Africa is linked by the Arabic language and the Islam religion?
The Central Region What region of Africa is divided by differences in religion?
Christianity & Islam What two religions are the center of most of the conflict?
Churches & Mosques What are the names of the religious structures associated with Christianity & Islam?
The Hutus and Tutsis What are the two people groups involved in the conflict in Rwanda and Burundi?
Apartheid What is the name of the former policy of segregation in South Africa?
Many African refugees have moved into the community. How have the conflicts in Africa affected Harrisonburg, Virginia?
Large deserts & rain forests. Why is the population so unevenly distributed in Sub-Sahara Africa?
Along coasts, lakes & rivers. Where do most people live in Sub- Sahara Africa?
Which of the following pictures would represent a typical African village?
Markets Where would most African people go to buy food or other daily necessities?
Oral Communication - Songs, Stories & Poems. How is history typically passed on from one generation to another?
Mali, Ghana & Zimbabwe What 3 countries have names today that were also the names of historical African empires?
Leather, Wood, Metal, Fabric What are typical masks mad from?
Cultural & Traditional Ceremonies When are masks used?
Often they represent spirits and the beliefs that people can communicate with ancestors What do the masks represent?
Terracotta, metal, wood What are typical sculptures made from?
People / Honor What is the typical subject/theme of sculptures?
Different parts of the body express different themes at the same time African dance is POLYCENTRIC. What does that mean?
Ward off danger, ask for prosperity, express emotion, celebrate ceremonies What are some purposes of dance in African culture?
Polyphonic, Rhythmic, Repetitive What are common characteristics of African music?
Colorful, Patterned, Long & Loose, Headwear is important What are common characteristics of African clothing?
Colorful, large shapes, beads What are common characteristics of African jewelry?