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African Fables

Fables and Stories:

In ancient Africa, after a hard day of work, the villagers relaxed over a warm dinner in their homes, quite often cooked in a pot. After dinner, villagers might hear the sound of a drum or a rattle announcing a story was soon to be told. The villagers hurried to gather around a central fire. They settled down to listen to the village storyteller.

Teacher Tools - African Myths lesson plan

African Stories and Fables (retold by Lin Donn for classroom use, with discussion questions)

African Folktales lesson plan

African Myths and What They Teach (Yale Curriculum Unit)


You have probably heard the old saying that it takes a whole village to raise a child. But did you know that old saying is an ancient African proverb? African proverbs are very wise, but they are not always very clear. You have to think about it to figure some of them out. Here are a couple more: There is no medicine to cure hatred. The frog does not jump in the daytime without reason. One goat cannot carry another goat's tail.

African Proverbs Lesson Plan (takes a little preparation)

African Proverbs for Classroom Discussion (Donn)

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