Big Idea: I can understand the main message of two stories comparing how they are alike and different.
Read the Seven Spools of Thread – A Kwanzaa Story students will act out.
Also storytell the Spider Weaver.
Also review – Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Atlas.
Vocabulary: Alike – Different / Compare – Contrast
Jeanie M. Barnett
Michael Bukay – normal speed at 1:35
DEMO REFERENCE LINKS AFTER THE 2 STORIES
If I wanted to find out where Ghana is – I could use ___.
If I wanted to know the meaning of Kwanzaa and how to pronounce it – I could use _.
If I wanted to learn more facts about spiders I could use a ____.
Blue – Red – Yellow – Orange – Green – Black White
If time Bill Nye Spider video from Safari Montage
kikombe cha umoja
- Meaning: the unity cup
- Action: Celebrants drink from this cup in honor of their African ancestors.
- Before drinking, each person says “harambee,” or “let’s pull together.”
- Meaning: the candleholder, which holds seven candles
- Action: It said to symbolize stalks of corn that branch off to form new stalks,
- much as the human family is created.
- Meaning:fruits, nuts, and vegetables
- Action: These remind celebrants of the harvest fruits
- that nourished the people of Africa.
- Meaning:the seven candles that represent the seven principles
- Action: A different candle is lit each day. Three candles on the left are green;
- three on the right are red; and in the middle is a black candle.
- Action: The symbols of Kwanzaa are arranged on the mkeka,
- which may be made of straw or African cloth.
- It symbolizes the foundation upon which communities are built.
vibunzi (plural, muhindi)
- Meaning:ear of corn
- Action: Traditionally, one ear of corn is placed on the mkeka for each child present.
Read NF Book on Snow and Joseph Had A Little Overcoat
Digital Lab focusing on spiders patterns and Keyboard skills
If time show diversity of cultural celebrations.