Artful Animals: Storytelling and Symbol

Instructional Resource

Subjects
Writing
Grade Levels
Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9
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Artful Animals: Storytelling and Symbol

Instructional Resource

This student activity explores African animal symbolism through visual art and folktales. Twelve animals are profiled, including leopards, primates, spiders, chameleons, and the mythical chi wara. Includes objects, an audio folktale ('The Leopard’s Drum’), short answer questions, a creative writing exercise, and opportunities to learn more.

Tag: Africa

This collection was created to support the 2016 CCSSO Teachers of the Year Day at the Smithsonian.