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Your Questions About Anansi

Donna asks…

Where can I find the Anansi Spider Myth that connects with kente cloth?

Where can I find, or does anyone know, the Anansi the Spider myth that explains the start of kente cloth? Thanks!!

Animal Deities answers:

The spider, Anansi, taught the art of weaving to two brothers who had discovered his web while on a hunting trip. Anansi also taught them how to spin and dye the threads. Since then the Ashanti have used the strip looms Anansi taught them to build. Men traditionally do the strip weaving in West Africa.

Jenny asks…

In “Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock”, what are the different foods that are mentioned?

I’m doing a School Service project, and this would be sososo helpful. I’m making fruit kabobs for my Pre-K kids with all of the fruits and veggies mentioned in the book.

Animal Deities answers:

ELEMENTARY RECOMMENDED (MicroWorlds Sharing and Support)
Each animal is taken in turn to the strange moss-covered rock, says the magic phrase, and promptly falls asleep to have its food pilfered by Anansi. …

Lesson 10 – Moving Like Spiders (LA) Massachusetts Frameworks …
For the story of Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, students will perform the … Even the moss-covered rock. Roles for each animal or even food group can be ……

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