purposes of masks, African art, and the meaning behind some of the symbols/designs commonly used in African art.  make the point that African art is always meaningful to the artist, has some symbolic meaning behind the shapes & colors, and is almost always useful or functional.  With these key features in mind, students can understand African culture a little deeper.

purposes of masks, African art, and the meaning behind some of the symbols/designs commonly used in African art. make the point that African art is always meaningful to the artist, has some symbolic meaning behind the shapes & colors, and is almost always useful or functional. With these key features in mind, students can understand African culture a little deeper.

Jazz and black history month (primary vs. secondary lesson- primary instruments, secondary background?... 2nd grade?)

Jazz and black history month (primary vs. secondary lesson- primary instruments, secondary background?... 2nd grade?)

Ruby Bridges--classroom cooperative portrait poster. Every student in class contributes to this wonderful classroom focal point. A great art activity to complement/supplement social study units on civil rights, Black History Month, or profiles in courage.

Ruby Bridges Collaboration Poster - Great Women's History Month Activity

Ruby Bridges--classroom cooperative portrait poster. Every student in class contributes to this wonderful classroom focal point. A great art activity to complement/supplement social study units on civil rights, Black History Month, or profiles in courage.

The Art Curator for Kids - The Incredible Art of Romare Bearden for Kids - Black History Month Blog Hop

The Art of Romare Bearden

The Art Curator for Kids - The Incredible Art of Romare Bearden for Kids - Black History Month Blog Hop

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