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Content Provider
Contact Information
Dale Hilton
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
African Art: Secular and Supernatural
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 16 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English
Program Description
Compare ritual and royal objects from the Yoruba and Edo peoples of Nigeria to learn how their rulers maintain worldly authority with the assistance of supernatural forces. Students will delight in examining a colorful beaded crown which empowers a Yoruba ruler and a three hundred year old bronze sculpture which establishes legitimacy for an Edo king. These and other stunning objects introduce divination, mythology and communication with ancestors to your class.

Program Format
1. Open with discussion on difference between Supernatural and Secular maintenance of power.
2. Introduce sculptures and explain historical/cultural significance.
3. Compare and contrast Yoruba and Benin cultures.
4. Ask students how Americans honor historical figures.
5. Answer remaining questions.
1. Students will learn the similarities, as well as differences, among the Yoruba and Benin
peoples—particularly in regards to attaining political power—which are reflected in their
works of art.
2. Students will understand that secular power in both the Yoruba and Benin cultures is
acquired and maintained through access to supernatural power.
3. Students will create a chart during the program which illustrates how Yoruba and Benin art relate in terms of politics and religion, as well as representations of ancestry.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration. Payment is due in full within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Invoices are sent upon program completion.
Cancellation Policy
Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
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Program Delivery Mode(s)
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