Students explore Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and consider the changes colonialism imposed on African governments, economies, and societies. Students consider some of the ways Africans responded to European colonialism.
Teaching about Africa in the World History, Geography, and Literature Classroom
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
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.