Educational posters

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Important and iconic figures from our cultural history form the subject matter of a series of beautiful and educationally rich posters.  They deal with the lives of these historical figures as well as the social, political, and cultural world they each lived in, as an entry-point to understanding crucial stages in South Africa’s cultural history.   

The design is key to the learning process, encouraging discovery by constructing an exciting game, a kind of “treasure-hunt” for information provided in the form of images, quotes, paintings and artwork from the time, songs – and so on. Please contact us should you wish to order one of these posters. They are also available for purchase at the The Imbali Shop, in Newtown, and the WITS Origins Centre shop.

The TAXI Artbooks teachers’ support packs

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The Taxi series are books devoted to South African artists, published by David Krut.

They are potentially very important resources in classrooms.

But in order to enable teachers to access their (sometimes difficult) content, it was necessary to develop teacher-workshops and support packs to accompany these books.

This Imbali did with great success, and we have teachers’ support materials for eight of the TAXI books.

The Arts and Culture Teachers’ Handbook

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With support from the MTN Foundation, we are compiling some of these materials into a beautiful full-colour handbook for teachers, richly supplied with good images of South African artworks.

This handbook is for teachers from Senior phase right through to tertiary levels, and covers most of the National Curriculum Statement’s Assessment Standards for Arts and Culture.

It will consist of six chapters, divided into four or five “sessions” or lesson units, and will provide extremely useful, supportive material for a creative arts and culture learning programme. Right now we are running final trials of the materials – do watch this site for our announcement of the publication date.

Click here to view a sample from the Teachers' Handbook

Other resource material

All our materials for our teacher training workshops and our crafts training have been written up and can be made available on request. Over twenty-three years, Imbali has been developing extensive resource materials, which have been tested, revised and tested again.