West Africa Clip Art - Photographs of Artifacts from Sierra Leone

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If you teach African Studies, these 12 images of Sierra Leonean artifacts will surely enhance your lessons! You can use this clipart in Black History Month, World Geography courses when students are learning about Africa, language arts courses when reading African literature, or any time you are teaching about Africa or West Africa in particular. They can be used in teacher-created materials, student reports and assignments, and for bulletin board displays. The images would be great as activators for lessons or to generate discussion about aspects of West African culture.

✓ Please Note:

* This resource is a Zip file and includes 2 files: 1 file with background info and 1 file consisting of the clipart images.

Resource at a Glance:

What will students learn?

* Information about the culture of Sierra Leone, as seen through 12 artifacts.

Who is it for?

* All students learning about Africa.

How does it help teachers?

* Use the images to discuss aspects of West African society and culture; the background info that’s included gives you details about each artifact.

* Use the images when creating your own teaching materials about Africa.

* Let students use the images to illustrate their writing assignments about Africa.

* Create a bulletin board display with the images.

What an educator who has used this resource says about it:

♥ "These are all excellent, high quality images. The background information is such an added bonus!" -- Two Boys and a Dad Productions.


What you get in this product:

In the PDF File

★ A table of contents with a map of Africa for reference (1 page)

Notes to the Teacher with general information (1 page)

★ A map of Sierra Leone and its flag (1 page)

★ Background information about each artifact (2 pages)

★ Terms of use page regarding the clip art (1 page)

In the Images File

★ 12 images of artifacts from Sierra Leone in .png format and 300 dpi

More Info:

All 12 images are photographs of artifacts I bought in Sierra Leone, West Africa, when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer there and are in .png format and 300 dpi. That makes it easy to resize them if you want, and you can also print them out and they will look good.

The clip art images from Sierra Leone are:

♦ The African continent

♦ A basket

♦ A bracelet

♦ A doll in traditional dress

♦ An elephant

♦ A fan

♦ An agricultural fertility god figurine

♦ A mask

♦ A musical instrument

♦ Spoons

♦ A stool

♦ A winnowing tray

Besides the images, this African Studies resource also includes background information about each image, maps of Africa and Sierra Leone, and a picture of the flag of Sierra Leone. A table of contents and my easy to use terms of use for these images are provided, too.

Since I took all the photographs in this resource, you can use them for small business, personal, and classroom use without worrying about copyright issues.

Combined with the background information in the notes about the artifacts, these images are a great way to get your students interested in learning about Africa!


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