Kings, Queens, & Warriors (3rd - 6th grade)

Kings, Queens, & Warriors (3rd - 6th grade)

In this captivating class, students in grades 3 to 6 embark on an extraordinary journey to explore the majestic realm of African King Mansa Musa and Queen Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba. Our passionate educators guide young learners through the enchanting stories and accomplishments of these influential rulers.

Engaging in language-focused activities, crafts, and thought-provoking discussions, students acquire critical language development skills while gaining a deeper understanding of the legacy left by these noble figures. Our interactive approach inspires curiosity, pride, and a love for language while celebrating the cultural heritage of these remarkable rulers.

As young minds delve into the lives of these historical icons, they develop a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of African history and heritage. Through exploring the legacies of Mansa Musa and Queen Njinga, students gain valuable insights into leadership, courage, and the importance of embracing cultural identity.

In this immersive and interactive class, our educators create a supportive environment where students can express themselves, share their perspectives, and embrace their own unique voices. By learning from the experiences of these influential rulers, students are empowered to see themselves as agents of positive change, capable of shaping a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

Learning goals:

  • Students will learn the various elements of analyzing art.
  • Students will create a painting design using Alma Thomas's style and technique.
  • It is a goal for students to use painting as a form of expression that allows them to grow in creativity.
  • Students will learn how to analyze paintings using visual and performing arts strategies.
  • Students will have fun!
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