Name: ____________________________________ Date: ______
AFRICAN PROVERBS African history and culture was passed down from generation to generation orally. Stories, songs, and dance were used by elders to teach the children their history and how to survive in an often times harsh environment. Some stories were proverbs, which is a story that has a moral meaning that must be figured out.
Read the following African proverbs and match them to their meanings.
_____ One falsehood spoils a thousand truths. A. Overconfidence is deadly.
2. _____ Fire and gunpowder do not sleep well B. Don’t draw undue attention to