BU African Center; African Studies Outreach Program

BU African Center; African Studies Outreach Program

  • Posted on: 22 October 2012

From: Barbara Brown [bbbrown@bu.edu]
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 1:30 PM

I'm putting together a resource list on 5 W African countries for a 3-day seminar for middle school teachers. The 5 countries are: Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali and Guinea Bissau. I'd like to hear of great websites. The site/s either could cover all of Africa, with specific sections on individual countries, or could be focused on individual countries themselves.

To give you an idea of topics we're esp interested in, we're asking teachers to create PPTs on one aspect of 5 of the topics below:
Geog: physical & human (e.g., religions, urbanization, etc)
Historical: a famous event or place
Famous person: in sports, literature, politics, history, music etc
Export product/s: which can include music, art, etc as well as the traditional economic products
Community life: what people do together beyond their families (sports, holidays of all sorts, etc)
Family Life
Current news from that country

All welcome suggestions will probably also end up on our website for teachers, so send any & everything you like and trust.

Thank you,

Barbara B. Brown, Ph.D.
Director of the Outreach Program
African Studies Center, Boston University
232 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

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The central aim of the Outreach Program of the African Studies Center is to promote and support education activities related to the continent of Africa, its peoples, history, geography, literature, and arts. Activities encompass the provision of K-12 curriculum development tools, state and national advocacy of Africa-related curriculum improvements, K–12 teacher trainings, publishing advisory services, and more. A key component of the Outreach Program’s work is community-builing through communication, and those interested in being part of our community can join the Outreach e-list to get information about current events in the Boston area related to Africa and updates on Outreach’s activities (to join, submit your name and e-mail in the form below). Joining will also allow participation in community discussions. The Outreach Program also maintains accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

The Outreach Program also maintains the Teaching Africa Library, a multifaceted collection of literature for young and adult readers, recommended textbooks for various levels of learners, hard-to-find award winning African films, and material culture kits. Resources available for teachers include curriculum guides and lesson plans, videos, slides, children’s books about Africa, African literature, maps, posters, games, speaker referral service, and material culture kits from Kenya and Tanzania.

SOURCE:From: Barbara Brown [bbbrown@bu.edu];Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 1:30 PM;Outreach Contact Information:

Telephone: 617-353-7303
Fax: 617-353-4975
Email: africa@bu.edu

African Studies Outreach Program
Boston University
232 Bay State Road, 4th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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