Teaching and Activities
Learn how the people of Benin made houses. Make a Benin house out of sticks, clay and leaves. Create a class Benin city by setting out the streets in long straight lines, just like the ancient city of Benin. Imagine what it would be like to live among the Benin people.
- To learn about the houses people lived in in the Kingdom of Benin.
- To make model Benin houses from sticks and clay.
- Contrast the construction of city and village buildings in Benin.
- Build model houses.
- Tell a collaborative story about life in one of these houses.