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Re: [teacherartexchange] All about the Gullah - plus "Little Red Hen"


From: diana arroyo (dianaa_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Nov 20 2005 - 16:34:43 PST

Hi Judy!

I enjoyed the stories and you know, my mother also told me the story about
the little red hen when I was so little.
The amazing is she told me this story in Spanish because I lived in
Argentina, Mendoza...,more than 10.000 miles of you ... :)
At the same time I had the opportunity to learn about Gullah, thanks!

Diana Arroyo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Decker" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2005 4:00 PM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] All about the Gullah - plus "Little Red Hen"

Greetings Art Educators,

This link was listed in my funny papers today. I thought I would share
it with you as the Gullah frequently come up on the art ed lists -
especially in planning for February (in reference to African American
quilt making in particular).

Gullah Net:

The Gullah have a "complex history and language with direct links to
West Africa that survived slavery and thrived on the Sea Islands of
South Carolina and Georgia. The Gullah experience has many variables
that make it unique to each family and community. Gullah Net was
designed to introduce Gullah culture and language to children on the

How many of you are the "Little Red Hen"?
I often told people I am the little red hen.... from a story that was
read to us in Kindergarten....and most don't know what I am talking
Especially when it came to the art shows... If no one else would do it
- Judy Decker would (cluck-cluck)... Unlike the little red hen though,
my colleagues got to take all the glory (grin).

As you can see, I am no longer the "Little Red Hen".... I am letting
others do the talking now (chuckle). Believe me, I still come up with
the answers.... but amazingly, someone else comes up with almost the
same answer and posts it. Like minds.

Enjoy the Gullah site... I will be linking it to the paper quilt
lessons (in time....)


Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources

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