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A Lyrical Life: The Struggle and Hope of South Sudan -- Teacher's Guide
by Susan Eleutario, Troyd Geist
Teacher's guide for "A Lyrical Life: The Struggle and Hope of South Sudan," a documentary about the culture, history, music, and dance of the Ma'di people of southern Sudan and northern Uganda. Issues brought up in the video and lesson plans include religious conflict, slavery, race, genocide, displacement, war, and refugee status in southern Sudan. Also featured are the renewal of hope and the reconciliation process that is taking place in Africa and in America in places like North Dakota, where the featured musicians currently live. The video is approximately 26 minutes long and is available on the website. Lesson plans in the teacher's guide (22 p. PDF) have benchmarks and standards for grades 9-12 for Language Arts, Social Studies, and Music.
|Grade Level: 9-12
||Curriculum: Music; Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Geography; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Video recordings; Lesson plans
|Subjects: Emigration and immigration; War; Slavery; History; Religion; Refugees; Sudan--Social life and customs; Uganda--Social life and customs; North Dakota--Social life and customs; Music; Dance; Sudanese Americans; Ma'di (African people)
Geographic locations: Uganda; Sudan; North Dakota
North Dakota Council on the Arts
1600 E. Century Avenue, #6
Bismarck ND 58503-0649