Pinellas County Schools

Study of West Africa

The History of West Africa


Phase I Curriculum

Week 8


Click icon above to view African Kings & Queens Video

Click icon above to view Part 2 of Nigeria History Channel Video

Click Image Above to Read Facts About Nigeria Africa


Making African Drums

Language Arts

Making Drums Video Link

Count from 1 to 10 in Yoruba with Fino. Yoruba is a language spoken in West Africa in countries like Nigeria and Benin by around 20 million people.


Aha! Science Introduction

MOSI in Motion: Mobile Science Lab - Students will be immersed in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) as they engage in innovative, exciting hands-on science experiments, demonstrations and simulations with a MOSI educator!





What does the MOSI in Motion: Mobile Science Lab include?

• Up to five 45-minute sessions

• One program per day for selected grade level

• Maximum 30 students (elementary) or 25 students

  (secondary) per session

• All hands-on materials needed for the program

• Enthusiastic science & technology Educator that is Lunsford



Music Concepts

Music Concepts and Objectives/Outcomes are indicated on each lesson. Over the 3 lessons, all 6 of the Concept Areas of Rhythm, Melody, Form, Timbre, Expressive Qualities, and Harmony are used. Skills developed over the 3 lessons are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments (drums), and Relating music to other subject areas.
Lesson #1: Meter and Conducting
Lesson #2: Form, Rhythm, and Melody
Lesson #3: Harmony and History


Prior Knowledge
No prior knowledge on the part of the student is needed, although it is helpful to have had experience keeping a steady beat, using Curwen hand signs to indicate Do and Sol, using quarter, eighth, and/or sixteenth notes in 2/4 and 4/4 meter, identifying different sections of a piece through listening, and playing non-pitched and pitched percussion instruments. Experience moving throughout the room to music as well as working in partners or small groups is also helpful for sections of the lessons, with established guidelines for such activities.


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