Single page worksheet (both blank copy and filled in copy) of the basics of African Griots. The worksheet begins with a Think, Pair, Share exercise about what it means to be civilized. The filled in copy has ideas for discussion questions for this section. Then one section on exactly what a griot is and what oral history is. Then one section on how to become a modern day griot. Originally developed as part of a larger lesson for 9th grade students. Basic enough information that students as young as 6th grade would still feel comfortable with the information.
I paired this with a audio recording of modern griots as well as a news article about modern day griots (link: http://news.psu.edu/story/140694/2002/05/01/research/keepers-history) I did not include any reading questions or discussion questions about the audio recording or new article in this document.