Welcome to the Teaching Africa Outreach Program

K-12 teachers from New England posing with their host mothers in Tanzania while on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange, 2010.

K-12 teachers from New England posing with their host mothers in Tanzania while on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange, 2010.

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

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, videos, slides, children’s books about Africa, African literature, maps, posters, games, speaker referral service, and material culture kits from Kenya and Tanzania. Many of our resources are featured in schools nationwide, such as the “How Big is Africa” poster pictured below. 

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Click to order the “How Big is Africa” poster.

Recent Arrivals in Resources

CURRENT EVENTS GUIDE: TEACHING RESOURCE, NIGERIA

Boko Haram: Behind the Headlines

CURRENT EVENTS GUIDE: TEACHING RESOURCE, SOUTH AFRICA

Nelson Mandela

TEACHING AFRICA MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES 

Film Clips and Trailers

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

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Questions

To join our e-list or ask us a question, please fill out a request form here.

Joining will also allow participation in community discussions. The African Studies Center also maintains accounts on Facebook and Twitter.