In our village
When elders are around,
Boys must not look at
And girls must not look at
Because the elders say
That is not good.
Even when night comes
Boys must play separately,
Girls must play separately,
But humanity is weak
So boys and girls meet
The boys play hide and seek
And the girls play hide and seek
The boys know when the girls
And the girls know where the
So in their hide and
Boys seek girls
Girls seek boys,
And each to each sing
According to the poem, boys and girls were not
allowed to interact with each other. What do you
think is the reason?
When the night falls, are boys and girls allowed to
play with one another? Prove your answer by
citing lines from the poem.
What happens during nighttime? What game do
boys and girls play?
What do they end up doing instead? Why do you
For group 1
Did Ghanaian boys and girls obey their customs and beliefs? Justify your
answer by citing lines from the poem
For group 2
What does the last line “and each to each sing” mean?
For group 3
Compare the customs and beliefs of the Filipinos to the Ghanaian on how the
girls and boys must act.
For group 4
Based on your own experiences, are there similarities with how elders in your
community and those in Ghana view friendship between boys and girls? Explain
For group 5
What can you say about following such customs and beliefs of the Ghanaian?
At present, how will you describe the
interaction of boys and girls towards
(1/2 sheet of paper)
Using the Venn diagram, compare how Ghanian
boys and girls treat one another to how boys and
girls in your community treat one another. Note
the similarities and differences. Include also a
paragraph how could you relate with the lines of
Ghanian boys and girls poem to your own
Study the next lesson about the kinds of
Prepare for the chapter test.