The Seven Princilples in Folktales
Here are some stories I've chosen or adapted for use in discussing the seven principles with children.
UMOJA - Unity - Anansi and his Sons
KUJICHAGULIA - Self-Determination - The Three Tests
UJIMA - Collective Work and Responsibility - The Great Drum
UJAMAA - Cooperative Economics - The Feast
NIA - Purpose - The Name of the Tree
KUUMBA - Creativity - Anansi Writes a Song
IMANI - Faith - Damon and Pythias (While not an African Folktale, has always been one of my favorite stories and it demonstrates the principle very well.)
To download sheet music for my Kwanza Song, click here
To download an MP3 file for my Kwanza Song, click here
*The word Kwanza refers to the first fruits of harvest. When Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga and members of his organization held the first Kwanza Celebration in the mid sixties. there were seven children in the group. They decided to change the spelling to Kwanzaa to give each child a special place in the ceremony. So if there is an official spelling it would be Kwanzaa.