Teaching Africa Resources

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Boko Haram: Behind the Headlines

Nelson Mandela

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-building 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.

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


To join our e-list, ask us a question, provide us with feedback, go here to fill out our request form.