|The mischievous and wise Anansi|
|Royal kente, pic from Smithsonian|
When beginning this unit, I asked students what they already knew about Africa, and most shared answers about the beautiful wild animals who live there. To celebrate this, we included some animal print paper strips - thanks to Artolazzi for the idea, it really added a nice layer of interest and texture. After weaving, we illustrated our paper kente with an illustration of Anansi, happily dangling from our woven cloths.