We've created a central repository of some of our most popular teaching resources from the various African studies centers across the country. Use the dropdown menu to filter resources by the lowest appropriate grade level. Click the "Reset" button to go back to all resources. Check back frequently for new resources.
Introducing African Geography Google Earth Lesson: People First
The goal of this resource is to activate students’ knowledge by providing an experiential understanding of select concepts in the physical geography of Africa and by centering the lives of people.
Discover Africa in the World
Evidence of Africa in the world is often hidden in plain sight, available but undiscovered.
The Discover Africa in the World Project reveals Africa-related sites in regions beyond the continent of Africa.
Expanding Perspectives on Africa Book by Book
Africa Access was founded in 1989 to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their K-12 collections on Africa.
"How Big is Africa" Curriculum Guide
This popular poster & curriculum guide provide an excellent entry-point to teaching about Africa. The poster enables students to conceptualize the sheer magnitude of the African continent.
Voices From Africa: Colonized Women Talk Back
This 3-part lesson introduces students to African women who challenged colonial rule. It debunks the myth of the submissive African woman.
Interrogating International Development: A Lesson
How do you teach about the post-world-war-II era and the era of decolonization and independence in Africa? This lesson helps educators historicize the “story of development” to better understand how these relations between countries came to exist historically, and these labels “developed,” “developing” (among many others) came to be created.
N*Gen TV | African Contexts in Science Inquiry Videos
Our educational material engages young children in ways that their classroom lessons cannot. We give them a Pan African experience of ecosystems, conservation, and cultures, like theirs.
Global Literacy Invitation Project
Global Literacy Invitation Project introduces 3rd- 6th grade teachers to quality children’s literature that supports global learning and connections. Teacher participants are introduced to the Global Literacy Invitation teaching strategy and examine ways in which their students can participate in an open-ended investigation that extends the theme of the book into other areas and subjects, including technology, science, math, music, and art.
University of Wisconsin Madison
Explore videos of inspiring, informative, thought-provoking lectures from TEDGlobal 2007, “Africa: The Next Chapter,” held in Arusha, Tanzania in July of 2007.
The Travels of Ibn Battuta | A Virtual Tour
This virtual tour follows the footsteps of Ibn Battuta, a 14th century Muslim traveler, exploring the places he visited and the people he encountered.
Meeting the Climate Crisis with Activism: A Resource List
This page of resources on the climate crisis provides teachers with music, poems, news, a bibliography, and youth activist voices for teaching about the climate crisis in Africa and inspiring students to act for change.
The Gold Road
The Gold Road Interactive Map highlights the people, places, and items related to the medieval Sudanic empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai. The Gold Road invites users to explore hundreds of topics related to the empires and their role in global history.
"What Teachers Need to Know - Africa Edition" Podcast
The podcast offers vital insight for understanding the continent so that teachers can facilitate deeper learning about the world with their students.
Michigan State University
The Exploring Africa! curriculum covers a major topic or theme in the study of Africa, which is then divided into thematic, disciplinary, regional, or country modules.