Ancient Benin Study: Design the Head of an Oba

Ancient Benin Study: Design the Head of an Oba
Ancient Benin Study: Design the Head of an Oba
Ancient Benin Study: Design the Head of an Oba
Ancient Benin Study: Design the Head of an Oba
Ancient Benin Study: Design the Head of an Oba
Ancient Benin Study: Design the Head of an Oba
Ancient Benin Study: Design the Head of an Oba
Ancient Benin Study: Design the Head of an Oba
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This resource is meant to be used by children in Key Stage 2 (English objectives pitched to Years 5 and 6) to investigate the history and significance of the commemorative heads made to honour the Oba of Ancient Benin.

Children will first read about the heads through differentiated articles, then investigate the symbolism of different commemorative heads. They will then design their own commemorative head before carving it out of a bar of soap and evaluating their design.

Lastly, children will write an explanation text about their commemorative head.
Sequence of Sessions:
Research Ancient Benin
Investigating different examples of art commissioned by Obas of Ancient Benin
Investigating the significance of animals in commemorative heads of Ancient Benin Obas
Design own Oba head
Carve own Oba head
Evaluate own Oba head
Features of an Explanation Text
Write an Explanation Text

There is also a digital file included for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw.
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Total Pages
51 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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