Themes/ Cases

In the table below are some of the Kipchumba Foundation Open Sources Program (OSP) socio-cultural themes and cases that enrich The Encyclopedia.

No./ Week Theme/ Case Remarks
1 Religion 1: Death
2 Religion 2: Interpretation of dreams and omens
3 Religion 3: Taboos and superstitions
4 Religion 4: Origin myths and legends
5 Marriage 1: Marriage as an institution and related rituals
6 Marriage 2: Birth, naming and related rituals
7 Marriage 3: Incest, sex, sexuality and sexual education
8 Marriage 4: Social organization, laws, roles and relations
9 Medicine 1: Ailments and symptoms
10 Medicine 2: Herbs and drugs
11 Medicine 3: Surgery
12 Medicine 4: Physicians
13 Medicine 5: Diagnostic and therapeutic processes and services
14 Medicine 6: Midwifery
15 Medicine 7: Health education
16 Technology 1: Aspects, architectural designs, inventors, technologists, and indigenous innovations
17 Technology 2: Built technology
18 Technology 3: Weaponry
19 Technology 4: Household goods
20 Technology 5: Ornaments
21 Commerce 1: Goods and services
22 Commerce 2:  Prices, exchanges and accounting
23 Commerce 3: Weights and measures
24 Commerce 4: Forms of labour and labour relations
25 Commerce 5: Property allocation, ownership and transfer system
26 Commerce 6: Industrialization and indigenous industries
27 Commerce 7: Disputes and resolutions
28 Circumcision 1: Male circumcision procedures
29 Circumcision 2: Male circumcision curriculum
30 Circumcision 3: Female circumcision procedures, if any
31 Circumcision 4: Female circumcision curriculum, if any
32 Oral traditions 1: Oral narratives
33 Oral traditions 2: Oral poetry and epics
34 Oral traditions 3: Proverbs and sayings
35 Oral traditions 4: Jokes,  tongue twisters, epigrams and puns
36 Oral traditions 5: Riddles
37 Language 1: Writing system/ orthography
38 Language 2: Vowels
39 Language 3: Consonants
40 Language 4: Verbs
41 Language 5: Adjectives
42 Language 6: Nouns
43 Language 7: Inflectionals (adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, particles, exclamations, etc.)
44 Language 8: Pronunciation and phonological system
45 Language 9: Sentences, tenses and time
46 Geography 1: Geology and mineralogy (e.g. rocks, earth quakes and tsunami, rare minerals)
47 Geography 2: Topography and drainage
48 Geography 3: Weather and climate
49 Geography 4: Vegetation and forestry
50 Agriculture 1: Animal husbandry
51 Agriculture 2: Crop husbandry
52 Agriculture 3: Other agricultural activities
53 Agriculture 4: Systems of cultivation and land tenure
54 Agriculture 5: Storage and produce preservation
57 Education 1: Childhood and adulthood education
58 Education 2: Womanhood and elderhood education
59 Education 3: General education; foreign education practices, not necessarily modern education practices
60 Demography 1: Population size, growth, fertility, age/ sex composition over time
61 Demography 2: Population distribution and density, and ethnic structure over time
62 Demography 3: Migration
63 Politics 1: Structure and process of political organization
64 Politics 2: Age grading regime, genealogies and roles
65 Politics 3: Community leadership
66 Politics 4: Political administration, successes and challenges
67 Politics 5: Tribal conflicts and military affairs e.g. conducting wars
68 Politics 6: Legal/ judicial system
69 Music 1: Songs and dances, and musicians
70 Music 2: Role and importance of music, rhythms
71 Music 3: Musical instruments
72 Music 4: Musical education, terminology and practices
73 Communication 1: Means of transport and systems
74 Communication 2: Modalities of face to face communication
75 Communication 3: Communication dynamics/ changes over time
76 Meals 1: Eating habits and meal courses
77 Meals 2: Ways of preparing/ cooking food, ingredients
78 Meals 3: Food preservation