Introductory Workshop

Teaching about Africa in the World History, Geography, and Literature Classroom

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
UTC, Maine Vocational Regional #4
Bangor, ME

Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!

Participants will examine parts of the Choices unit Colonization and Independence in Africa as well as the Nigeria: History, Identity, and Change unit. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals.

In the afternoon, participants will work with the Boston University African Studies Outreach Program’s newly created unit on South Africa as well as other lessons and curricular materials from the BU African Studies Center.


Co-sponsored by Boston University’s African Studies Outreach Program and hosted by Bangor Public Schools
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Register $145Per Person
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Workshop includes the three curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion.

Partial scholarships are available for teachers from Aroostook, Washington or Piscataquis counties. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.


History, Geography, Social Studies and English educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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