Second graders studied the Adinkra printmaking process of the Ashanti in Ghana, Africa. We learned about the symbolism and function of Adinkra cloth, and then created our own symbols / stamps for the prints. We also got to explore a giant traveling map of Africa on loan from National Geographic at the end of the lesson.
Students' stamps with Adinkra symbols
The Story of Love and Peace - Priscilla
The Sun Shine - Daniel
The Life of Print - Kamryn