1 One such game has students create questions in ascending degree of difficulty, worth appropriate point values. They must provide answers and sources for each question; in class, the game is played using these student-created questions. See Jones for details.
2 Partnership with any subject teacher, for that matter, will be advantageous, as the culture can be addressed from more angles, in a more cross-curricular fashion.
3 Issues of language correctness should be included in the language rubric, and issues of factual correctness should be included in the fact rubric. The creationivity rubric can deal with issues of overall composition, aesthetics, ingenuity, but not right or wrong answers.
4 For more information on the film, plot, and meaning, these 3 sites are most useful:
The IMDb site for the film: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0110252; The California Newsreel official film site: http://www.newsreel.org/films/keita.htm; Film Sequence/Scene Notes by Prof. Agatucci: http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/coursepack/keita.htm
5 Unless otherwise noted, all country information for this curriculum unit was derived and synthesized from the following 3 websites: The U.S. Department of State Background Notes site: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/; The CIA World Factbook 2002 site at http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/; Infoplease Website country search at: http://www.infoplease.com (Good for map and flag.)
6 All synonyms for Mande derived from Prof. Cora Agatucci, HUM211, http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimeline2.htm.
7 Information from Prof. Cora Agatucci, HUM211: http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/coursepack/maligriot.htm.
8 Information from Prof. Cora Agatucci, HUM211:
9 N. Frank Ukadike, "The Hyena's Last Laugh [interview with Djibril Diop Mambety], Posted with Permission on: http://www.newsreel.org/articles/mambety.htm
10 Information on the griot is from these 3 sources: Hale, Thomas. "Griottes: Female Voices from West Africa (Women as Oral Artists);" Prof. Cora Agatucci's HUM211 website: http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/coursepack/maligriot.htm; and Various Artists. Bonya/Respect: Griot Music from Mali #2 (Liner Notes).
11 For more information on griots and griottes, including a great breakdown of griot instruments, see Various Artists, Bonya (Liner Notes.)
12 Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. New York: Fawcett Crest, 1959. P.10.
13 An excellent resource for information on the epic, with a retelling of the myth fit for 7th/8th graders, is found at the UC Berkeley Monomyth website: http://ias.berkeley.edu/orias/hero/sunjata/index.html.
14 There are many resources available for lessons on diversity, stereotypes, and generalizations. I like Unit 7 from the Yale University PEACE BY PEACE 2002-2003 Curriculum because it discusses the difference between generalization and stereotype in a thoughtful manner, with great activity ideas. See: www.yale.edu/peace/2002unit7.htm.
15 Unless noted, all kola nut information is from: www.congocookbook.com/c0177.html.
16 Additional plot information and discussion questions can be found at the British Film Institute site: www.bfi.org.uk/education/events/festival/pdf/lff/mysterious_miss_c.pdf. See also: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0312990.
17 For a kid-friendly explanation of the difference between a province and a territory, and for a detailed governmental history to inform class discussion of the Constitution of 1982, visit the following site: www.kidzone.ws/geography/constitution.htm.
18 A great map that shows the degree of French spoken in Canada can be found at http://geodepot.statcan.ca/Diss/Maps/ThematicMaps/language/national/Cda_LangMigrate_Ec_f4.pdf.
19 For a map of New France, see the Natural Resources Canada website at: http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/maps/historical/preconfederation/newfrance1740.
20 For more film information, see: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0086213.
21 A well-defined breakdown of islands and terms can be located at the following websites: http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqzantilles.htm; http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqzwindward.htm
22 A concise description of the sugar planting and harvesting process can be found at: www.gafrance.com/kaniche/fields.html. The last 1/3 of article is on the process of making rum, but if you stop before that point, the information is useful.
23 http://www.banane-martinique.com; http://www.banane-martinique.com/en.
24 The "Overview of Martinique" from Frommer's Caribbean 2003, as seen at: www.frommers.com/destinations/martinique/0180010001.html, is FANTASTIC for this.
25 The English short stories by Edwige Danticat, Krik? Krak! may be excerpted here.
26 See: Lacher, Irene and Kelley, Jack. "Screen: Euzhan Palcy has a face the camera loves but finds the view better behind the lens;" Cain, Joy Duckett. "The source of our magic: 10 artists at the height of their creative powers talk about their work, their inspiration and why they do what they do."
27 For more film information, see: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0117416; www.newsreel.org/films/quandles.htm.
28 Visit www.air-mad.com/about_regions.html for information on the micro-climates.
29 See www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Cookbook/Madagascar.html.
30 Students should be trained to do so from memory, as last night's homework would have been to copy this vocabulary. Students may go to notes if stuck, but the climate of the class should prevent students from relying on them.
31 Whenever possible, teach vocabulary with gestures and actions, so that a simple movement from you will trigger the meaning for students.
32 In Keita!, when Djeliba visits the Keita household, his first meal is spaghetti, with which he is unfamiliar. He calls it sapakti, and eats it with his hands, as is his custom.
33 Paintings in: Poupeye, Veerle. Caribbean Art. New York: Thanes & Hudson, 1998, p.41,42; poem in: Senghor, L�opold Sedar. Anthologie de la nouvelle po�sie n�gre et malgache, de langue fran�ais. Paris: Presse Universitaires de France, 1948, p. 44-47.
34 Have one student introduce an artist and another, his artwork, for more participation.
35 Thank you Dudley Andrew!
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