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    Teacher Guide ~ Unit 13



Overview A
Day A1     Day A2
Day A3     Day A4
Project A  

Overview B
Day B1       Day B2

Day B3       Day B4

Project B ~ Safari Celebration

Review   KEY

(No Test)

Student Weblinks

Time:  2 weeks          

Theme:  Allegiance


  • A study of ancient Africa
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Descriptive writing
  • Eight places of interest in Africa


  • Travel Diary (information obtained from Student Weblinks)
  • Post cards from Africa (information obtained from Student Weblinks)
  • Mystery box (a daily 20-questions game)
Bulletin Board Ideas:
  • The tears of the orphan run inside. (Nigeria)
  • If you don't respect your parents, you were cursed. (Tanzania)
  • Copying everyone else all the time, the monkey one day cut his throat." (Zulu proverb)
  • Whoever walks with unworthy people becomes unworthy.   (Kenya)
WB01512_.gif (115 bytes) Supplies Needed:  
  • 5" X 8" cards (8 per student) or 8 1/2 x 11" pieces of white card stock cut in half.  (Packaged white card stock is sold in the office supply area of Wal-Mart)
  • A wooden box or something similar for the Mystery Box activity every day.
  • Objects needed for the Mystery Box:  (the starred* items are on a picture page accompanying this unit)
    • A-1 map of Africa or airplane*
    • A-2 camel*
    • A-3 salt or something gold*
    • A-4 crocodile*
    • B-1 camping item such as tent stake, tent*
    • B-2 rope or canteen*
    • B-3 dried beans or stones
    • B-4 camera or animal picture*
  • Day A1 - Hula hoop and soft balls for African Game for Recess.
  • Day A3 - sugar cubes and rocks sprayed gold (or candy like Hershey's Nuggets which are already wrapped in gold) for the Silent Trade simulation.
  •      (Optional for Day A3 - Instead of the postcards, make drums out of cans covered with paper for decoration.  Measure and decorate the paper with geometric shapes before gluing onto can.  For the top and bottom of the drum, use cloth tied on with twine.)
  • Project A - Sand to form molds for face masks and plaster of Paris to pour into mold and make "masks."  Needed for African shakers:  medium balloons, 6 to 8" pieces of dowel, duct or masking tape, newspaper, liquid starch, white glue, and acrylic paints.
  • Day B3 - Make mankala games that two people can play.   Needed per game:  An egg carton, two paper cups, and 48 beans, buttons, or small stones.
  • Project B - See list of possibilities.