Published on January 10, 2008
RESEARCH MODULE FOR THE “FACES” OF PROVERBS: RESEARCH MODULE FOR THE “FACES” OF PROVERBS QUESTION: QUESTION What are African proverbs? To answer this question, you will conduct research on the Internet. Use GOOGLE African proverbs are keys to understanding African life. THE INFORMATION RESOURCES: THE INFORMATION RESOURCES You will visit internet resources to read African proverbs. Print out the research sheet to use to record the information you find on the Internet. THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES: THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES It is your job to fill out the research sheet with information you find from the research sites on the Internet. Use the online dictionary to look up the definition of a proverb.Write the definition on your research sheet. YOU WILL FIND THE DEFINITION @… http://www.m-w.com/home.htm THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES: THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES African Proverbs With Meanings http://www.marshall.edu/akanart/abrammoo_abramobe.html http://www.lifeinafrica.com/6/ http://www.Kairarecords.com/Kane/proverbs.htm http://www.gmi.org/products/proverbs.htm http://www.famous-proverbs.com/african.htm http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/af-prov.htm African Proverbs Without Meanings http://www.afriprov.org/index.htm http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Proverbs/African.html THE ASSESSMENT: THE ASSESSMENT Select your favorite African proverb, interpret it, and illustrate it. Use the provided research sites and write your answer in Microsoft Word. ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES: ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES Select three proverbs from different countries, interpret them, and illustrate them. Use the following research sites and write your answer in Microsoft Word. http://www.geocities.com/culturespage/ http://www.esrnational.org/proverbs.htm THE TEACHER SUPPORT MATERIALS: THE TEACHER SUPPORT MATERIALS South Carolina Standards addressed in the research module: Demonstrate the ability to summarize, paraphrase, analyze, and evaluate what he or she reads. Demonstrate the ability to analyze the main idea of a particular text. Design, develop, publish and present products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom.