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Africa Behind and Beyond the Headlines

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Cultures +2 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

A lesson plan in this 1980 issue of Art to Zoo introduces students to the interplay between environment and traditional culture in sub-Saharan Africa. Students learn about the significance of African masks and create their own masks. Click the PDF icon to download the issue.

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Beaded Apron

Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Rubbing oracle

National Museum of African Art