The 5th Graders looked at the traditional textile art of Adinkra Symbols from Ghana, Africa. We talked about how symbols represent meaning and can often be very personal. I encouraged the students to think of a symbol that represents themselves. Some chose one of Adinkra symbols, while others chose symbols from our own American culture. After they chose their symbol, each student carved the positive and negative out of EZ cut linoleum for printing. They created their colorful borders with oil pastels.