African Kuba Tribal Masks and Ghana Adinkra stamped fabrics
Over the last two weeks, Mrs. Obuchowski's 6th grade social studies classes have been coming to CLIC to do cultural exploration projects on Africa. I chose these two projects, because they illustrate the power of symbolism that each pattern and material reflects. African tribes have their own identity reflected in their masks, clothing, and ceremonial items. Students learned how each symbol they chose reflected power, status, and cultural meaning within each tribe. Students had to then create culturally authentic masks and fabrics using authentic techniques and materials.