African Ethnic Groups

SS7G4 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Africa.
a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group.
b. Explain the diversity of religions within the Arab, Ashanti, Bantu, and Swahili ethnic groups.

Essential Questions: Why is there a difference between an ethnic group and religious group? How has religion influenced cultural diversity in Africa?

Task: Choose one of the four ethnic groups below. You are responsible to research the following about that ethnic group:
1. Geographic location
2. Religion(s)
3. Origins/History (6-8 sentence paragraph summary)
4. Cultural traditions: How do they live? (Daily life, gender roles, food, clothing, housing, ceremonies/rituals)
5. Create an artifact, model of a building, or artwork representing that culture. Try to make it look authentic (like the real thing). If you choose architecture, you will build a 3-D model of the building. Find out how the real thing is made, in terms of techniques and materials used.

Introduction:

http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/students/curriculum/m3/
http://www.school.eb.com.proxygsu-swal.galileo.usg.edu/comptons/article-9272883?query=ashanti&ct=

Ashanti:

http://www.ashanti.com.au/
http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/ashanti.htm
http://www.jstor.org/pss/3334979
http://www.pbs.org/wonders/Episodes/Epi3/3_wond1a.htm
http://mmb.cryst.bbk.ac.uk/homepages/ubcg60a/ghana/index.html

Arabs (Berbers):

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/oldworld/middle_east/arabculture.html
http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/
http://library.thinkquest.org/16645/the_people/ethnic_berber.shtml
http://www.africaguide.com/culture/tribes/berber.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/7chapter4.shtml
http://www.worldofstock.com/slides/PHI1470.jpg




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Swahili (Masai):

http://www.swahilionline.com/index.html
http://www.glcom.com/hassan/swahili_history.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/index_section5.shtml
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/staff/DarleneBishop/kenya/masai/masai.html
http://www.africancraftsmarket.com/Maasai_people.htm
http://www.africabydesignimports.com/africanshields.html

Bantu:

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/oldworld/africa/bantu.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/16645/the_people/ethnic_bantu.shtml
http://www.cal.org/co/bantu/sbrelig.html
http://www.africaguide.com/country/kenya/culture.htm
http://www.school.eb.com.proxygsu-swal.galileo.usg.edu/comptons/article-285955?query=bantu&ct=
http://www.randafricanart.com/Chokwe_Lwena_Mwana_Pwo_mask.html
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=114525
http://byronled.myweb.uga.edu/Worlds/Ubantu/Culture/Architecture.html
african-language-families-bantu.jpg
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/africa/history