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[ Welcome ] [ Assignments ]

I. [ Introduction ] [ Zones ]
II. [ African Art ] [ African Rituals ] [ Women ]
III. African Diaspora [ Slave Trade ]
IV. [ Scramble ]
V. [ South Africa ]
VI. Decolonization

[ Kingdoms of Gold ] [ Swahili States ]
[ 2014 ] [ 2014 Project ] [ 2015 Project ] [ 2016 Project ]

 

JAMBO!

African Studies 2016
Meets period 6 in room 25 Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri.  Fri = “long” (does not meet Th)

V.  South Africa
Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/11/16 – 04/15/16
Mon., 04/11—Welcome back
Wed., 04/13—seminar:  Pooja, Paris, Mitra
Th., 04/14—pd 6 does not meet
Fri., 04/15—Day of Silence


Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/18/16 – 04/22/16
Tues., 04/19—Test on Scramble
Wed., 04/20—Begin V. South Africa
G&R/2nd ed., ch. 12.  G&R/3rd ed., ch. 13
Shillington PDF; Pay special attention to [ South Africa ] website
Continue to work on your country presentations and on annotated bib., etc.
Don't forget C-Hum during EOP
Th., 04/21—pd 6 does not meet


Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/25/16 – 04/29/16
Lecture/Discussion as usual; presentations continue (2-3 per day)
Fri., 04/29—Founder’s Day/altered schedule
Can’t have seminar this week


Week of Mon., - Fri.,  05/01/16 – 05/06/16
Carry on with reading/presenting
Fri., 05/06--South Africa Seminar _________, ________, ________

Week of Mon., - Fri., 05/09/16 - 05/13/16
Mon., 05/09 Trevor Getz--Guest Lecture on Great Cattle Killing
Tues., or Wed., Test on South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Scramble (preceded by end of III. Diaspora)

Week of Mon., - Fri., 03/14/16 - 03/18/16—/Rivalry
Fri., 03/18--Test on Diaspora
End of "quarter"

Week of Mon., - Fri., 03/21/16 - 03/25/16
Mon., 03/21--Faculty Work Day--no school for students

Tues., 03/22--Begin IV. Scramble
G&R, 1st ed: ch. 13, pp 238-246; G&R, 3rd ed: ch. 14, pp 262-273
Reader packet:  ch 49, pp 579-592; ch 50, pp 594-600
Shivani, Grace, Ellie, Karina, Claire--see * below
Begin Scramble Map   Spend some quality time on the [ Scramble ]

Work on part 2 of your country presentation: colonization and independence
Th., 03/24--period 6 does not meet
Fri., 03/25--"The Bible and the Plow
" "This Magnificent African Cake"
Plow < < https://youtu.be/MNWA2cOS7sg?t=254 > Cake <
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTa5iDbZXu0 >

Week of Mon., - Fri., 03/28/16 - 04/01/16
Mon., 03/28--Scamble map due
Tues., 03/29--Let us eat Cake (Katja)

Wed., 03/30--Scramble Presentation: Ellie--
more cake (Paris)
Th., 03/31--period 6 does not meet
Fri., 04/01--Scramble Presentations: Indigo, Grace, Jillian
--more cake?

Shivani--read 273-276, 292-293 on Gold Coast/Ghana
Ellie--read 249-253 on Leopold and Congo
Grace--read 266-268 on Nigeria
Karina--read 270-274 on Kenya
Claire--read 253-255 on Ethiopia

SPRING BREAK (YAY!!!)

Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/11/16 - 04/15/16--Welcome Back
Mon., 04/11--Scramble Presentations: Katja, Shivani, Karina
Tues., 04/12--Scramble Presentations: Sarah, Juliet, Heejin, Mitra

Wed., 04/13-- seminar on Scramble--Pooja, Paris, Mitra
Th., 04/14--class does not meet
Fri., 04/15--Scramble Presentations: Citlalli, Claire, Pooja, Paris, Sam

Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/18/16 - 04/22/16
Mon., 04/18--Scramble Presentation: Preeya
Wrap up Scramble
Tues., 04/19--Test on IV. Scramble

  


                

                                               

Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/13/15 – 04/17/15
Mon., - Tues., 04/13-04/14--Scramble Seminar Kiana and Danielle
Wed., 04/15--period 4 does not meet
Th., 04/16--finish (hopefully) Scramble
Fri., 04/17--assessment on Scramble

Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/20/15 - 04/24/15
Mon., 04/20--Begin V. South Africa

 

 

 

III. The African Diaspora--Transatlantic Slave Trade/African Perspective

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/22/16 – 02/26/16
Mon., 02/22   Return to school from February Break—last lecture II
Tues., 02/24  Work period—Country projects
Wed., 02/25  test on II.  Arts, Ritual, etc. of Traditional Africa
Th., 02/26      period 6 does not meet       
Fri., 02/26      NAIS—no school for students

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/29/16 – 03/04/16
Mon., 02/29  Begin III.  African Diaspora
            Read G&R, 1st edition ch 8 (all); ch 9, pp. 161-168, 176-178    OR
            Read G&R, 3rd edition, ch 9 (all); ch 10, pp. 183-189, 196-198
            spend some quality time on the African Diaspora website
            < /users/pmckee/africaweb/slavetrade.html >
            Go to < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X485Irzty-E >
            listen to/watch Maya Angelou’s narration (you may have seen/heard)
            Visit < http://www.moadsf.org/slavery-narratives/ > to “Slave Narratives”--cruise around
Fri., 03/04      Presentations of country
            By this time, you will have prepared a google doc, shared with me;
                        you will have at least 4 slides
                        1.  The name of your country
                        2.  A map of your country (location in Africa)
                        3.  The flag of your country
                        4.  Something about 21st century challenge
           
 Mon., - Fri., 03/07/16 – 03/11/16
Mon., 03/07   Keep reading
Fri., 03/11      Diaspora Seminar: Sarah, Juliet, Citlalli

Week of Mon, - Fri., 03/14/16 – 03/18/16 RIVALRY
Fri., 03/18--Test on Diaspora     

Week of Mon., - Fri., 03/21/16 - 03/25/16
Mon., 03/21 Faculty Work Day
Tues., 03/22 Begin IV. Scramble

 

 


II.  Art, Ritual, Roles of Women in Traditional Africa

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/01/16 – 02/04/16      updated
Mon., 02/01   Test on I.  Introduction to Africa
Tues., 02/02  Begin II.  Art s/Rituals/Women/ Traditional Africa
                        Tues., 02/03  Begin II.  handouts, video on ceremony, intro lecture
                        Be sure to visit [ African Art ] [ Rituals ] [ Women ] [ Afro Beat ]
                        Maybe [ Renaissance Art ] [ Picasso and African Art ]  
Wed., 02/03  Activity and exploration of African art: lecture with comments by Ms Trillilng
Th., 02/05      Period 6 does not meet
Fri., 02/06      Release time to go to Cantor—self-directed tour—NO CLASS

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/08/16 – 02/12/16      4 day week
Mon., 02/08 In preparation for activity and lecture, read "Soul of Africa" (1st few pages of 1st packet)
Spend some time on the [ African Art ] website familiarizing your self with the genres   
Work with partner for 15 minutes: 2:10-2:25; create a google doc, share with me and your classmates
You may help each other; provide a URL to go with your images; at least 2
Text not necessary as you will explain orally
The partnerships are:
Maternity figures--Paris and Shivani
Fertility figures (male/female pairs)--Ellie and Katja
Head/helmet masks--Sarah and Karina
Chiwara masks--Grace and Heejin
Stools/thrones--Mitra and Indigo
Nkisi figures--Pooja and Citlalli
Scarification--Jillian and Claire
Other kinds of items--everyday (tools, weapons, prestige items, etc.) Juliet
African influences on European art--Sam and Preeya

Tues., 02/09  Lecture--keep reading handouts
Wed., 02/10  Special schedule: period 6 does not meet (Project Voice Assembly)
Th., 02/11      period 6 does not meet
Fri., 02/12      Facilitator = me for Cantor and google doc and Art discussion
                       
FEBRUARY BREAK

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/22/16 – 02/26/16      3 day week
Mon., 02/22   Welcome Back—finish reading—NOTE:  No G&R this unit
Tues., 02/23  finish all reading (packets)--be sure to read about one of the rites of passage
Wed., 02/24  Test on II. African art, ritual, etc.   
Th., 02/25      pd 6 does not meet
Fri., 02/26      no school—DANG!

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/29/16 - 03/02/16
This week you'll begin your google doc of your country

 

 

 

 

V. South Africa

Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/20/15 - 04/24/15
Mon., 04/20--Begin V. South Africa
Begin reading G&R, ch. 12; Shillington handout (PDF)
Work your way through South Africa page on website
We continue to work our way through your slides on Scramble, 2 per day
Fri., 04/24--Guest Lecture by Professor Trevor Getz
In preparation, read hand out on Nongqawuse, "The Great Cattle Killing"

Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/28/15 - 05/01/15
Carry on reading above
Fri., 05/01--altered schedule: Dress Whites/Founder's Day

Week of Mon., - Fri., 05/04/15 - 05/08/15--APs
Nothing due this week: keep reading (or...start reading!!)

Week of Mon., - Fri., 05/11/15 - 05/15/15
Fri., 05/15--South Africa Seminar--Anna Verwillow and Austin Jacobs

Week of Mon.,- Fri., 05/18/15 - 05/22/15
Mon., - Tues., 05/18/15 - 05/19/15--Junior Retreat; Senior Seminars
Wed., 05/20--period 4 does not meet //22
Th., 05/21--assessment on South Africa
Fri., 05/22--Begin last presentations
*** Hand in annotated bibliography with your presentation***

Week of Mon., - Fri., 05/25/15 - 05/29/15
Mon., 05/25--Memorial Day--no school
Tues., 05/26--Continue presentations (juniors go last)--LAST DAY FOR SENIORS
Special Schedule for Condoleezza Rice: period 4 ends at 2:25: Dress Whites
Wed., 05/27--period 4 does not meet
Th., 05/28--Abby, Kiana, Allison presentations if not before

 

 

 

IV. Scramble

Week of Mon., - Fri., 03/23/15 – 03/27/15—nothing due this week/Rivalry
Mon., 03/23   Wrap up: Diaspora--Abolition and Emancipation
                        Begin IV.  Scramble
                        G&R ch 13, pp 238-246; Reader PDF, pp 579-600
                        Begin Scramble map
                        Work on Scramble slides for you country
Spend some quality time on the [ Scramble ] site
                        In class--video:  < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irDWdqOvjVA

Week of Mon., - Fri., 03/30/15 – 04/03/15
            Mon., 03/30   Scramble map due
                

                                                SPRING BREAK (YAY!!!)

Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/13/15 – 04/17/15
Mon., - Tues., 04/13-04/14--Scramble Seminar Kiana and Danielle
Wed., 04/15--period 4 does not meet
Th., 04/16--finish (hopefully) Scramble
Fri., 04/17--assessment on Scramble

Week of Mon., - Fri., 04/20/15 - 04/24/15
Mon., 04/20--Begin V. South Africa

 

 

 


III. The African Diaspora

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/23/15 – 02/27/15
Mon., 02/23   Return to school from February Break
Tues., 02/24  Ritual Seminar:  Alexa and Alex
Wed., 02/25  period 4 does not meet
Th., 02/26      test on II.  Arts and Ritual of Traditional Africa
Fri., 02/27      Begin III.  African Diaspora
            Read G&R ch 8; ch 9, pp. 161-168, 176-178
            Download and Read pdf handouts (see 2 email attachments)
            Some duplication here; skim what you already know
            spend some quality time on the African Diaspora website
            Go to < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X485Irzty-E >
            listen to/watch Maya Angelou’s narration (you may have seen/heard)
            Visit www.moadsf.org follow link to “Slave Narratives”  --cruise around

Mon., - Fri., 03/02/15 – 3/06/15
Mon., 03/02   Carry on reading; website, etc.
Fri., 03/06      Winnie Auma = guest speaker from Uganda;
                        she will tell her story

Mon., - Fri., 03/09/13 – 03/13/15
Mon., 03/09   By this time, you will have prepared a google doc
                        and shared it with me; you will have at least 3 slides:
                        1.  The name of your country
                        2.  A map of your country (location in Africa)
                        3.  The flag of your country
            You will be prepared to say something interesting about your
            country’s 21st century challenge
            Keep reading
Fri., 03/13      Guest speaker—Sarah Tkach  Juniors are on field trip;  
            I would have seminar here, but I don’t want juniors to miss.

Week of Mon, - Fri., 03/16/15 – 03/20/15
Mon., 03/16   Diaspora Seminar Maya & Corinne
Th., 03/19      Test on Diaspora
Fri., 03/20 Faculty Work Day--no school for students      

 

 

 

 

 


Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/02/15 – 02/06/15
Mon., 02/02   Test on I.  Introduction to Traditional Africa
Tues., 02/03  Begin II.  African Art, etc.
                        Handouts, video on ceremony
Spend quality time on the 3 web pages:
[ African Art ] [ African Rituals ] [ Women ]
Wed., 02/04  Class does not meet
Th., 02/05      Begin lecture and exploration of African art/artifacts
                        Introduce Project (see over)
Fri., 02/06      Release time to go to Cantor—self-directed tour

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/09/15 – 02/13/15
Mon., 02/09   Lecture continues
Tues., 02/10  Work with partner on google doc
Wed., 02/11  Class does not meet
Th., 02/12      Report on Cantor visit/google site—quasi seminar
Fri., 02/13      Guest presentation by Margi Gibbons—decorative arts in West Africa

FEBRUARY BREAK

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/23/15 – 02/27/15
Mon., 02/23   Welcome Back--finish lecture
Tues., 02/24 Seminar--Rituals, etc. Alex and Alexa
Wed., 02/25 African Studies does no meet
Th., 02/26 Test on II. African Art and Ritual
Fri., 02/27 Begin III. African Diaspora


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.  Introduction
            A.  Myths, realities themes
            B.  Geography and Climate
            C.  Who’s Who:  Population and Demographics (Bantu Migration)

Week of Mon., - Fri., 01/12/15 – 01/16/15—Nothing due this week
Mon., 01/12--Faculty Work Day—no school for students
Tues., 01/13--Jambo:  Come to class; Begin reading handouts;
                                    Gilbert and Reynolds, 1st ed.  ch.2,  pp. 27-35; ch. 4, 57-66                            
                         Begin working on map; go to African Studies website
                                   
< /users/pmckee/africaweb/welcome.html > Bookmark it
                                    Work your way through the [ Introduction ] and [ Zones ]
                                    For your viewing pleasure also [ Animals of the Savanna ]
Fri., 01/16--“long “ Gods Must Be Crazy clip and discussion of stereotypes
                                    <
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td4yjdBQaI4 >
Lesson in Khoisan "clicks" < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz44WiTVJww&feature=fvw >
Order of operations" reading: "Gods," G&R, Diamond, McNeill, Asante, Bantu Migration

Week of Mon., - Fri., 01/19/15 – 01/23/15
Mon., 01/19--MLK—no school
Th., 01/22--Jonathan Jansen (YAY!!!)
Fri., 01/23 --“long” maps due;  Mazuri videos “

Week of Mon., - Fri., 01/26/15 – 01/30/15
Continue to work on assignments; complete reading this week
Fri., 01/30      “long” = Seminar leaders :  Sarah and Caoimhe

Week of Mon., - Fri., 02/02/15 – 02/06/15
Mon., 02/02--Test on I.  Introduction to Africa
Tues., 02/03--Begin II.  Arts and Rituals of Traditional Africa

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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