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A teaching resource about Senegal and West Africa, for educators providing meaningful thematic lesson plans, web quests, and manipulatives connected to State of Michigan Standards and Benchmarks. The themes of globalization, migration, language policy, literacy, and popular culture are incorporated in lessons ranging from family and community life for the elementary classroom to structural adjustment at the university level.


The Salt of Life by Nancy Miller

Grade Level: 5-8

Students will be able to:

* Identify the conditions that define a desert.
* Explain several cultural adaptations the Tuareg have made to their environment.
* Trace the development of the salt trade in Africa.
* Describe the effects of modern technology upon the salt trade and the Tuaregs.

Lesson Plan

Global Maghreb provides insight into this important region by highlighting several themes, such as heritage and preservation, religion and politics, music and cinema, immigration history, and the representation of North Africa in American popular culture. The variety of materials and resources presented here supports our mission to shed light on the cultures of Islam by showcasing its North African nuances and their reverberations worldwide.

This exhibition is the first of its kind presented at the National Museum of African Art to focus exclusively on the tradition of beautiful embroideries, textiles and jewelry from the Kingdom of Morocco, located in Africa’s northwestern region. The 67 works presented here are selected from the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s vast collection. The nucleus of that collection came from a gift to the Indianapolis Museum in 1933 from the Niblack family of their entire collection of textiles, which was accumulated from Morocco and other countries all over the world.

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Voorwerpen uit het dagelijks leven brengen gewoontes en gebruiken uit Marokko een stukje dichterbij.

Deze jongerenwebsite werd gemaakt door Lotte Govers en Odette Peterink van Pienternet naar aanleiding van de tentoonstelling: Marokko – Levend Erfgoed in het Etnografisch Museum

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This is the full-text, electronic version of the book originally published in 1992. In this study of the changing religious practices of a Dyula Muslim community in Cote d’Ivoire, the author examines the ways in which this religious and ethnic minority group living on the fringes of the Muslim world maintains its ties to the universal Islamic tradition while adapting everyday religious practices to the local context. Through the lens of this specific community, Launay elucidates the interaction between fundamental Islamic beliefs, anchored historically in the Arab Middle East, and the continually changing ways that Islam is lived, wherever it is professed. The book is made available on the Web as part of the University of California Press’s eScholarship Editions project.


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