Teaching about Historical and Contemporary Africa with the Choices Program

7:00 pm — 8:30 pm

Participants will examine the student readings, lessons, and videos found in the Choices Program’s 10-day curriculum unit, Colonization and Independence in Africa. They will experience a lesson or two and discuss ways to implement the curriculum in the classroom. The webinar will also include a brief look at two other Choices Program curriculum titles—Nigeria: History, Identity, and Change and Freedom in Our Lifetime: South Africa’s Struggle.

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Co-sponsored by Boston University's African Studies Outreach Center
Collage showing a map of Africa and protestors holding up a sign that says complete independence 1961.

At the end of the webinar, participants will receive a free three-week Digital Editions license to one of the three curriculum units. Participants will also receive a certificate of participation (PDPs available).


This webinar is appropriate for middle and high school world history, geography, social studies, and humanities teachers, including AP and IB educators.

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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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