Although I’ve been living in South Carolina for so many years it wasn’t until recently that I found out about the rich history of Gullah culture. This region starts in the coastline of South Carolina all the way through Northern Florida and it is home to an estimated 300,000 Gullah people. What is Gullah you may ask? The Gullah are the descendants of enslaved Africans of various ethnic groups.
This is the story of Jazz musician Sun Ra (1914–1993). Sun Ra said that music is what holds us all together.
A young girl taken away from her Africa home describes the pain of being kidnapped, made to march while chained, and taken to America to be sold at an auction, she undergoes the brutalities of slavery.
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During our visit that day the Ujimaa Dancers & Drummers of South Carolina State University were performing on the lawn located in front of museum. The group performed African music, and dance with drums combined with poetry, and story telling.
This was such a wonderful learning cultural experience for little one. 🙂
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-Bulletin Board Display:
- framed clip art images
- framed name plates with birth/death dates
- framed photographs
- biography plates
- Timeline cards for each decade
- Matching worksheet
-3-in-a-row Bingo Game
- 24 bingo cards with 10 bingo calling cards
-Open-ended Writing Sheet
Once we finished we’d put it up on our refrigerator. That way we’d have a daily visual of these famous and historical Black figures, and it’s also a great conversation starter in Spanish.
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The book is about a 7 yr. old girl who is learning to mix colors, and wants the right color of brown to make a painting of herself. However, her Mom tells her that there are different shades of brown, and off they go to explore the neighborhood. They talk about the different hues, and shades of skin color of the people they come across with.
He had fun coloring the hands as we described the colors, and matched the colored hands to the characters in the book. He was even looking for crayon shades that matched our skin color as well. He said that we (he and I) are honey, and that Daddy was a caramel color. 🙂 This book is a keeper, and I especially love it because of how it brings out the beauty of everyone’s skin color. You just can’t help but feel special about your own skin color!