Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • The ritual specialist controls the power of the nkisi for positive or negative purposes. Can you describe some natural or human powers that can both help and harm us?
  • Describe the various ways that the figure appears to demonstrate its remarkable powers.
  • We can think of the ritual specialist as a pharmacist who prescribes certain effective materials or medicines. Do you remember wanting to take a problem to someone who could help you find a solution? What kind of specialists do we have who can help us find good health and peace of mind?