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Hands-on culture of West Africa

Author: Kate O'Halloran
Publisher: Portland, Me. : J. Weston Walch, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Six different world cultures are the focus of Hands-On Culture: Japan, Mexico and Central America, Southeast Asia, West Africa, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece and Rome. These colorful volumes examine each culture's art, science, history, geography, and language and literature. From making sushi to designing a drum to reading hieroglyphics, students use an array of hands-on activities to grow more culturally aware  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate O'Halloran
ISBN: 0825130875 9780825130878
OCLC Number: 37306588
Notes: "Reproducibles 0-30875"--Cover.
Description: vii, 73 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Money in West Africa: Cedi, Dalasi, Naira --
West Africa folktales --
Music of West Africa --
Drum --
Xylophone --
Bamboo flute --
Board zither --
Benin: appliqué art of Dahomey --
Burkina Faso: building a house --
Côte d'lvoire: Baule gold plating --
Ghana: Kente cloth --
Ghana: Akan coffins --
Ghana: Adinkra cloth --
Ghana and côte d'lvoire: Akan gold weights --
Mali: Griots and the story of Sundiata --
Nigeria: proverbs --
Nigeria: what's in a name? --
Nigeria: humor and politics --
Nigeria: Yoruba numbers --
Senegal: a conversation in Wolof --
Sierra Leone: the game of Haba Gaba --
Cooking of West Africa: Jollof rice and fufu --
Hot plantain crisps --
Yam fufu --
Jollof rice.
Responsibility: Kate O'Halloran ; illustrations by Lloyd Birmingham.

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Six different world cultures are the focus of Hands-On Culture: Japan, Mexico and Central America, Southeast Asia, West Africa, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece and Rome. These colorful volumes examine each culture's art, science, history, geography, and language and literature. From making sushi to designing a drum to reading hieroglyphics, students use an array of hands-on activities to grow more culturally aware and appreciative if differences among peoples.

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