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Grade 6  
Unit 3: With Flying Colors
The Singing Man
by Angela Shelf Medearis

Internet Connection Activity
Nigeria    Cross Curricular
Nigerian Art
Connect to this link:
http://www.nigeria-arts.net/


  1. On the left navigational bar click on Visual Arts. Choose a type of visual art then click on the Directory beneath the description of the art.

  2. Click on the name of an artist. Read about the artist then scroll down and click on the names of the different pieces of art.

  3. Who is your favorite Nigerian visual artist? Why?

Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theater
Connect to this link:
http://www.bi-okoto.com/Default.htm


  1. Click Our Repertoire. Read about the many different dances the troupe performs.

  2. Go back. Click Special Events.

  3. Read about the gods who are honored by the dances.


Internet Connection Activity
Nigerian Attractions    Find Out More
Food of Nigeria
Connect to this link:
http://media.urova.fi/~rkorpela/food.html


  1. Read the page.

  2. Click yam and cassaw to see picture of the plants.

  3. Look at the changing pictures of Nigerian foods.

A Nigerian Yoruba Naming Ceremony
Connect to this link:
http://www.folklife.si.edu/vfest/africa/


  1. Click Who's who, what happens. Read about the ceremony.

  2. Go back. Click Ewi naming ceremony poem. Read the poem.

  3. Go back. Click The ritual table: tasting the world. Read about the food at the naming ceremony.


Internet Connection Activity
Musicians    Leveled Books
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Connect to this link:
http://www.rockhall.com/hof/


  1. Click Inductees. Read about the latest musicians to join the Hall of Fame.

  2. Click and learn more about musicians who interest you.

  3. Go back. Click Induction Process. Read about how people become members of the Hall of Fame.

Marian Anderson
Connect to this link:
http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/rbm/anderson/index.html


  1. Read the description of the exhibit on Marian Anderson. Scroll down to the "Table of Contents" and click on A Philadelphia Story to begin reading about her life.

  2. Click on the pictures to see larger versions of them. After you have read each page click on Next Panel at the bottom of the screen to go to continue.

  3. While you read click on the yellow "Audio" boxes to hear Marian Anderson sing.

  4. Make a timeline of the life of Marian Anderson. Include all of the important events that you read about on the site.