Teaching Resources

We've created a central repository of some of our most popular teaching resources from the various African studies centers across the country. Check back frequently for new resources.

This 3-part lesson introduces students to African women who challenged colonial rule.  It  debunks the myth of the submissive African woman.

Howard University

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.

This virtual tour follows the footsteps of Ibn Battuta, a 14th century Muslim traveler, exploring the places he visited and the people he encountered. Learn about his adventures through images of the people and places he saw, information on the food he might have tasted, and "side trips" into the past and future.

UC Berkely

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. Learn about his adventures through images of the people and places he saw, information on the food he might have tasted, and "side trips" into the past and future.

 The creative lesson plans and articles from each issue of Irohin were written by participants of UF's K-12 Summer Teachers Institute.

University of Florida

Teach Africa: Irohin

The creative lesson plans and articles from each issue of Irohin were written by participants of UF's K-12 Summer Teachers Institute.

Explore videos of inspiring, informative, thought-provoking lectures from TEDGlobal 2007, “Africa: The Next Chapter,” held in Arusha, Tanzania in July of 2007. These talks are more appropriate for secondary and post-secondary students.

University of Wisconsin Madison

Africa-related TED-Talks

Explore videos of inspiring, informative, thought-provoking lectures from TEDGlobal 2007, “Africa: The Next Chapter,” held in Arusha, Tanzania in July of 2007. These talks are more appropriate for secondary and post-secondary students.

Global Literacy Invitation Project introduces in-service teacher participants 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.

Indiana University

Global Literacy Invitation Project

Global Literacy Invitation Project introduces in-service teacher participants 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.

Created by Melissa Graboyes, a University of Oregon professor, this curriculum guide focuses on the 2014 ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

Boston University

Teaching Ebola Responses: Ethics and the Future

Created by Melissa Graboyes, a University of Oregon professor, this curriculum guide focuses on the 2014 ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

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.

Boston University

"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.

Did you know that the first environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize was an African woman? That Africans have been trading with people from distant continents for many centuries? Africa is a diverse and dynamic continent and below is a compilation of things anybody should know about Africa.

Indiana University

Global Snapshots: Africa

Did you know that the first environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize was an African woman? That Africans have been trading with people from distant continents for many centuries? Africa is a diverse and dynamic continent and below is a compilation of things anybody should know about Africa.

Africa Access, a 501 c (3) organization was founded in 1989 to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their K-12 collections on Africa. Africa Access Review,  Read Africa and Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) have been effective initiatives in our efforts to inform the public about quality K-12 books on Africa.

Africa Access

Expanding Perspectives on Africa Book by Book

Africa Access, a 501 c (3) organization was founded in 1989 to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their K-12 collections on Africa. Africa Access Review, Read Africa and Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) have been effective initiatives in our efforts to inform the public about quality K-12 books on Africa.

The Exploring Africa! curriculum is divided into units, modules, and learning activities. Each unit covers a major topic or theme in the study of Africa, which is then divided into thematic, disciplinary, regional, or country modules.

Michigan State University

Exploring Africa!

The Exploring Africa! curriculum is divided into units, modules, and learning activities. Each unit covers a major topic or theme in the study of Africa, which is then divided into thematic, disciplinary, regional, or country modules.

The podcast offers vital insight for understanding the continent so that teachers can facilitate deeper learning about the world with their students.

Boston University

"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.

South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid, Building Democracy presents first-hand accounts of this important political movement. Interviews with South African activists, raw video footage documenting mass resistance and police repression, historical documents, rare photographs, and original narratives tell this remarkable story.

Michigan State University

Overcoming Apartheid

South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid, Building Democracy presents first-hand accounts of this important political movement. Interviews with South African activists, raw video footage documenting mass resistance and police repression, historical documents, rare photographs, and original narratives tell this remarkable story.

Kony 2012 is a documentary filmed by the Invisible Children, a charity organization, that inspired millions of Americans to donate towards stopping Kony and the LRA in 2012, but who is Kony and why did the invisible children want to stop him?

Brown and Metzler

The Phenomenon of Kony 2012

Kony 2012 is a documentary filmed by the Invisible Children, a charity organization, that inspired millions of Americans to donate towards stopping Kony and the LRA in 2012, but who is Kony and why did the invisible children want to stop him?

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