AfricansBorn-StudyGuide(Kaba Hiawatha Kamene)
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Humanity is Born in Africa, Africans Travel the World A Study GuideDeveloped by Kaba Hiawatha Kamene (aka Booker T. Coleman, Jr.) Introduction to Africa - OverviewCourse Objectives: This is an introductory course that begins with the origins of Human life in African presence in the Asia. It is a course that explores the cultural contributions Africa and Africans made to this ancient continent. Civilizations will include those originating in Arabia, India, Persia, Chaldea, Media, Babylonia, China, Japan, Vietnam, and many other places in the Far East. Students will also learn how to develop a lesson plan centering on one aspect of the course. Students will implement interesting and unique teaching/learning methods (i.e. Multiple Intelligences, Emotional Intelligences and Blooms Taxonomy. Book List Introduction to African Civilization Dr. John G. Jackson Citadel Press:N.Y., 1970 Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire Drusilla Dunjee Houston Black Classic Press: Baltimore, MD, 1926/1985
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Class 1 Introduction DVD The Cosmic Universe -Overview Learning Styles ---The Arts and Sciences ---New Numbers --- Multiple Intelligences Part 1 a) Emotional Intelligences b) Academic Intelligence ---Blooms Taxonomy ---Personality Five (5) Kinds of Minds -Readings for next class -JGJ (John G. Jackson) p 3-59 -DDH (Drusilla Dunjee Houston) p i-v, 3-14 E-Res Evolution of the Caucasoid Race and Evolution Class 2 Origin of Life in Africa -The Origin of Life in Africa and the Movement of the Human Family -DVD Origin of Life in Africa, Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop -Learning Styles-Multiple Intelligences Part 2 ---Emotional Intelligences Readings for Next Class. JGJ 60-92 -DDH Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4, p 15-65 Class 3- Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization - Review Readings -Discussion Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization - DVD Nubia -Academic Intelligences Part 1 Readings for Next Class JGJ 93-156 DDH Chapters 5, 6, and 7, p 66-110
Introduction to Africa, contd, p 3 Class 4 Kemet (Egypt) and the Origin of Technology, Part 1
-Discussion Kemetic Arts and Sciences-Astronomy Shabaka Stone -The Dynastic Pharaonic Theocratic System-Old kingdom, 1st Intermediate Period, Middle Kingdom, 2nd Intermediate Period, New Kingdom(18th/19th Dynasties and 25th Dynasty -Academic Intelligences Part 2 Readings for Next Class DDH Chapters 8, 9 and 10, p 111-159 E-Res Ebony and Bronze: Race and Ethnicity in Early Arabia and the Islamic World, Wayne B. Chandler Class 5 Kemet (Egypt) and the Origin of Technology, Part 2 Ancient Arabia -DVD Magical Egypt The Temple in Man -Ancient Arabia -Blooms Taxonomy Readings for next Class - DDH Chapters 11, 12 and 13, Pgs 160-209 DDH Chapters 17, p 255-272 E-Res Africans in Early Asian Civilizations Preface to the Tenth (10th) Anniversary Edition Class 6- Ancient Mid-Western Asia Discussion Early Mid-Western Asia Mesopotamia, Chaldea, Babylonia, Elam, Sumer and Media -Learning Styles Mental Technology - Creating a Personality The Five (5) Minds -Readings for Next Class DDH Ch 14, 15 and 16, p 210-254 Class 7- Ancient India Discussion Early India DVD Africans in Early Asia -Readings for Next Class E-Res African Presence in Early China - Black Shogun Learning Styles How to Write a Lesson Plan
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Class 8- Ancient Asia Discussion Early China, Japan and Far East Asia Learning Styles Title/Aim Readings for Next Class JGJ p 196-231 Class 9- The Golden Age of West Africa Discussion The Kingdoms of West Africa Ancient and Medieval Learning Styles Procedure/Activities -Readings for Next Class JGJ p 157-195 E-Res Resource Guide The Moors (North/Northwest Africans) in Europe Class 10-The Empire of the Moor Discussion Africans in Medieval Europe Learning Styles Handouts/Questions Readings for Next Class JGJ p 232-282 Class 11-Africa and the Discovery of America Discussion Africans in Ancient America DVD They Came Before Columbus Learning Styles - Applying Learning Styles with Lesson Plan Writing-Mult. Int.-Emotion Readings for Next Class JGJ p 283-295 E-Res Great Zimbabwe Class 12 -Southern Africa Discussion Southern Africa Learning Styles Applying Learning Styles with Lesson Plan Writing-Mult. Int-Acad. Readings for Next Class E-Res Destruction of Black Civilization Part 1 and 2 - Readings in Pre-Colonial Central Africa Class 13 -Central Africa Review ReadingsDiscussion Central Africa Learning Styles Applying Learning Styles with Lesson Plan Writing Blooms Taxonomy and the Five (5) Minds. Combining the Three (3) Circles. Conclusion It has been recorded that African History is the missing pages of World History. It is the intention of the is course to fill in the pages not included in many Ancient Civilization classes
The Historic Journey: The Laetoli Footsteps of Ancient TanzaniaFollowing in the Footsteps of our Ancestors
We could not have made it without them; Leaving Footsteps for our Descendants to Follow They can not make it without us. Theme Question - What are the Laetoli footsteps of early humans found in Tanzania, East Africa? Theme Purpose - The students will study the ancient Laetoli footprints made by early humans in Africa. These footprints today unravel the questions scientists have regarding the process of life from ancient days to todays human family. All of humanity has followed in these footsteps and could not have made it without these peoples called, Australopithecus Afaresis, The recurring theme is the DVD, The Historic Journey. Vocabulary List: Science volcano, cinders, anthropology, paleontology, archeology, fossil, hominid, Australopithecus Afarensis, speculation Geography Laetoli, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rift Valley, Sadiman, latitude, longitude, Language Arts - erect, impressions, shuffle, ancestor, descendant Questions Determine what the main ideas are by answering the following questions 1) Where is Tanzania in Africa-Latitude/Longitude lines? 2) Where is Laetoli in Tanzania-Latitude/Longitude lines? 3) What does it mean to following in someones footsteps? 4) What would the student want to achieve in life that would inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps?
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Geography Locate Tanzania and Laetoli in Africa. Cite the Latitude and Longitude Lines History/Math Using a Timeline/Number line, identify the time period when these footsteps were made. History/Culture/Anthropology - Students will be able to identify the species/family group that made these footsteps. Science/Geology Students will research volcanoes and the ash/residue left behind. Students will describe how footsteps were preserved for over 3.7 million years. Science/Archeology Students will compare and contrast Australopithecus Afarensis feet with the feet of todays human.
Holistic Activity Exit Project - Project includes a (1) Written Essay, (2) Graphic Organizer and (3) Oral Presentation Language Arts- Figurative Language (Flashback/Foreshadow) Students will research the Laetoli footsteps, describing how all humans have followed in the footsteps of early humans in Africa. This activity will conclude with the students describing the Legacy they plan to leave for future generations to follow and complete. Students will compare and contrast the story told in the DVD, The Historic Journey.
Background Information Laetoli FootstepsThe Laetoli footsteps are located about thirty (30) miles south of Olduvai. Of all the fossil sites in the Rift system, Laetoli has always been the odd one. Laetoli was dry then and greener now. Today there are several small lakes in its vicinity and a good deal of vegetation. Laetoli has attracted students of the ancient world for more than forty years because its deposits were b believed to be very old. The hominid fossils have been dated to be approximately 3.7 million years old. Laetoli was the first place where an adult Australopithecine tooth ever found. What set Laetoli apart from the other sites in the world are some footprints that have been found there.
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Laetoli has a nearby volcano, Sadiman. It is extinct today. About four (4) million years ago it was active. One day it spat out a cloud of carbonite ash. This stuff has a consistency not unlike that of very fine beach sand, and it powdered down over the surrounding landscape in a layer that reached a thickness of about half an inch before the eruption stopped. This fall of superfine cinders must have been extremely unpleasant for the local animals and birds while it was coming down, but there is no evidence that it did more than make them uncomfortable, b because they stayed in the area. That first puff of ash probably not lasting more than a day was followed by a rain. The ash became wet and, almost like a newly laid cement sidewalk, began taking clear impressions of everything that walked across it: elephants, giraffes, antelopes, hares, rhinos, pigs. There were also terrestrial birds like guinea fowl and ostriches, and even the small tracks of millipedes. However, by a wildly improbable linkage of events, these footprints were made. Sadiman had to blow out a particular kind of ash. Rain had to fall on it almost immediately. Hominids had top follow on the heels of the rain. The sun had to come out promptly and harden their footprints. Then another blast from Sadiman had to cover and preserve them before another obliterating shower came along. All this had to happen over a period of only a few days. All things considered, the preservation and recovery of the Laetoli footprints are nothing short of a miracle. They confirm that hominids were fully erect walkers at three million years Before the Christian E