The K-16 Education Outreach Program

The Outreach Program has one overarching priority–to promote teaching about Africa in U.S. schools. We aim to help make the work of teachers easier while also encouraging the incorporation of Africa and Africa-related studies in every classroom.

Getting Started

1. Sign-up to receive our newsletter with information on new teaching resources, professional development opportunities, events, and grants. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to know the happenings at the BU African Studies Center and stay up-to-date on Africa-related current events.

2. Visit our Online Teaching Resources to select from a number of grade-specific and content-specific topics. Don’t see what you were hoping for? Contact us and we can offer additional resources.

3. The Outreach Program 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; multimedia resources; nonfiction and fiction books about Africa; maps and historic posters; games; speaker referral service; and material culture kits. Many of our resources are featured in schools nationwide, such as the “How Big is Africa” map poster available for purchase.