African Folktales in the Trickster Tradition
Learn about trickster tales and the origin of Anansi the Spider. In this hands-on interactive lesson, students use pictures and movement to retell the story of Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermont.
Then students watch the African folktale Anansi and Sister Mud Turtle come to life with a shadow puppet show performed by Center staff accompanied by Nigerian drumming and narration! Students then compare “food cousins” from West Africa and the U.S.
The workshop culminates with a puppet-making activity where students make an Anansi puppet of their very own.
Puppet: Anansi Shadow Puppet
Program Length: 45 Minutes
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