Africa: Saving the Rain

⭐ Junior, Intermediate

Travel to the ancient world of Ghana untouched by technology. Experience the rhythms of the drum, dance the Gahu celebration dance, play the stone passing game of Obwisana, learn chants, experience patterns and colours that capture the personalities of animals in costume designs.

Arts Curriculum Links


A1.1 Develop short movement phrases inspired by a variety of activities in their community and incorporating different pathways, directions, and shapes
A1.2 Use dance as a language to represent the main ideas in poems and stories, with a focus on body and space
A1.3 Create distinct beginnings and endings for dance phrases in a variety of ways
A1.4 Use a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor movements to depict creatures and objects in the world around them


B1.1 Engage in dramatic play and role play, with a focus on exploring main ideas and central characters in stories from diverse communities, times, and places
B1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the element of role by communicating thoughts, feelings, and perspectives appropriate to the role being played
B1.3 Plan and shape the direction of a dramatic play or role play, building on their own and others’ ideas both in and out of role, with support
B1.4 Communicate feelings and ideas to a familiar audience (e.g., classmates), using several simple visual or technological aids to support and enhance their drama work


C1.1 Sing unison songs in tune and/or play simple melodies and accompaniments for music from a wide variety of cultures, styles, and historical periods
C1.2 Apply the elements of music when singing, playing an instrument, and moving
C1.3 Create simple compositions for a specific purpose and a familiar audience
C1.4 Use the tools and techniques of musicianship in musical performances

Visual Arts

D1.1 Create two- and three-dimensional works of art that express feelings and ideas inspired by
activities in their community or observations of nature
D1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of composition, using principles of design to create narrative artworks or artworks on a theme or topic
D1.3 Use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings
D1.4 Use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to respond to design challenges

Cross Curriculum Info

Social Studies

Strand B. People and Environments: Global Communities

B1. Describe some similarities and differences in the ways in which people in two or more communities in different parts of the world meet their needs and have adapted to the location, climate, and physical features of their regions
B3. Identify and locate various physical features and selected communities around the world, and describe some aspects of people’s ways of life in those communities

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