Africa Kit

Enrich your social studies curriculum.

Use this kit to prepare your students to meet your State Standards, for example:

CCSS. ELA-Literacy. RL 2.2 "Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral."

Another example is New York State Education Department's Lifelong Practices for Readers - "read often and widely from a range of global and diverse texts."

Teachers, librarians and homeschoolers are using this unique educational resource exclusively from Brown Sugar & Spice.

The kit contains a colorful collection of children's pictures books, authentic African artifacts and teaching aids packed in a handwoven African basket.

Includes African musical instruments (talking drum and shakere or other percussion instrument) a handcrafted doll from Senegal, handwoven kente cloth, both hardcover and softcover books for children about Africa (picture books, a book with audio CD, African cookbook, a craft book, African Mother Goose, etc.) and an audio cassette tape of "Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales" all packed neatly inside a handwoven African straw basket.

This is a versatile, all-inclusive educational item for your classroom, library or homeschool.

Customers have purchased Africa Kit -

***to supplement social studies curricula

***to decorate library showcase window

***to give as a door prize for special event


Everything Fits Inside the Straw Basket

Price: $399.00

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African Books - An assortment of hardcover & paperback may include:
A is for Africa - A-Z alphabet book (Nigeria)
Africa is Not a Country
Ashanti to Zulu - Tribal Traditions
Beatrice's Goat
Boundless Grace - Sequel to "Amazing Grace" (Gambia)
Cooking the African Way - recipes
Emeka's Gift - 1 - 10 counting book (Nigeria)
Jaha & Jamil Went Down the Hill - Mother Goose
Jambo Means Hello - (A-Z in Swahili - East Africa)
Kente Colors
Moja Means One (Swahili counting book)
My African Roots (activity book)
My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken - (So. Africa)
Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom - (So. Africa)
Papa Do You Love Me?
The Night Has Ears (African proverbs)
We All Went on Safari

Shakere - handcrafted, beaded instrument
Talking Drum - stringed drum
Audio CD - by Nelson Mandela of his favorite animal tales

Authentic Artifacts
Kente cloth - handwoven from Ghana
Basket - handwoven from Africa
Doll - handcrafted from Senegal


This kit is an aid for meeting standards in reading, for example:

CCSS. ELA-Literacy. RL 3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text..

There are so many ways to use this kit to enrich your social studies curriculum and afrocentric studies.

"I received the African Storytelling Kit and it is absolutely beautiful. People have commented on how nice....everything was arranged, the beauty of the basket and the materials. We are very happy with it." DB, Children's Librarian, Troy Public Library, Michigan

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