Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Griot: Storytelling and Proverbs in West Africa - 10/28/2014

Today's essential questions:
Which is better: to have a story written down or to have a story told to you? Why? What are the advantages of having information written down (by hand or electronically)? What are the advantages/disadvantages of having information in spoken form only (in person, over the phone, in video)? How do you learn better: when you SEE WORDS on a page/screen, or when you HEAR WORDS with your ears?

1. What is a griot?

2. African Proverbs - handout HERE

TODAY'S VOCABULARY: griot (jeli), transmit, oral history, folk tales, genealogy, proverb

Big Hero 6 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Fri, 11/14 - Family Event!
  • Mr. Ippolito is selling tickets to any families interested in going to see Big Hero 6 in 3D at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood
  • Group tickets are only $13 (they are $20 if you purchase online)
  • Your family must provide transportation to Hollywood
  • For more information, ask a parent/guardian to click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/788174824554760
    • Share the African Proverbs we studied today with your family. Ask a family member to identify 2-3 proverbs that are most meaningful to them. Have him or her explain to you what the meaning is of each proverb they chose. How can these apply to your family?

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