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Teacher and Learning Resources
RAFFMA strives to make our educational resources accessible and easily adaptable to any classroom setting. Please feel free to utilize our activities in your classroom. We are always looking for more ways to share and expand our educational resources. If you have lessons to add or suggestions to improve our current material please contact the museum's Education and Collections Coordinator at (909) 537-7783 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal to Political Exhibition - Black History Month
This exciting exhibition feature works by African American artists who have helped to shape the contemporary art conversation in the Bay Area and beyond. The show covers a wide range of prints, paintings, quilts, and sculptures, and includes an array of abstract and formal imagery.
Create your own gee’s bend quilt out of construction paper! The Gee’s Bend community-made quilts to keep themselves and their children warm in unheated shacks that lacked running water, telephones, and electricity. Along the way, they developed a distinctive style, noted for its lively improvisations and geometric simplicity.
Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot, and former NASA astronaut, who is the first African American and the second person of African descent to go to space.
Make your own lantern like the one Harriet Tubman used to lead people to the north in the night.
Kente Paper Cloth
Kente cloth comes from Ghana and was originally worn by royalty. Woven with colorful strips of cotton and silk, these are now worn widespread in Ghana. Kente comes from the word “Kenten” which means basket. Each color holds a special meaning: black (spirituality), blue (peacefulness), green (growth), yellow (royalty ), red (strength), grey (healing), purple (mother earth).
Create a personal Tamborine just like Lava Thomas. Tambourines are found in cultures around the world, religious ceremonies and were used as a protest instrument during the civil rights movement. Create a tambourine that shows how you represent yourself to the world.
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