MONTESSORI SUPER SUNDAY!
Lesson Plan Activities from Magical Movement Company that feature singing, dancing, drama, and playing percussion instruments to illustrate a wonderful story song from the continent of Africa. The 20 page Montessori Style Lesson Plan has many extensions and also links to resources and the music to be used with this group of activities.
In addition, there are printables for a booklet for the children to learn the simple drum pattern of "Fanga Alafia," a Welcoming Dance & Song from West Africa. Older children can use the book as a guide to playing the song on a hand drum. There are several other extensions for using the pages of the book to create activities for individual or group time, including a card with the words of the song written out for reading & pre-reading.
There are photos of African Village life to be made into card materials for children to increase vocabulary and to manipulate the sequence of the song story.
Wonderful addition to your cultural studies unit on the continent of Africa.