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Bintu's Dance: An African Story Book, Samuel Hinton Sep 2011

Bintu's Dance: An African Story Book, Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton

This is the story of a little girl who is motivated by her dreams to enter the dancing competition in her village. African dance uses improvisation and the entire body. Some dancers learned their moves from former dancers who became famous by participating in dance during various rituals, celebrations, or festivities. Bintu's grandma was a champion dancer. Learn how Bintu's family comes together to support her in the big competition.


Student Activism And Curricular Change In Higher Education, Mikaila Arthur Jan 2011

Student Activism And Curricular Change In Higher Education, Mikaila Arthur

Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur

While higher education is still far from universal in the United States, it plays an increasingly large role in shaping our collective understanding of what knowledge counts as legitimate and important. Therefore, understanding the college curriculum and how it is changed and shaped helps us to understand the overall dynamics of knowledge in contemporary society. This book considers the emergence of three curricular fields that have developed and spread over the past half century in American higher education - Women's studies, Asian American studies and Queer/LGBT studies. It details the broader history of their development as knowledge fields and ...