Items for Purchase or Rent

The African Studies Center Outreach Program at Boston University has produced some award-winning educational materials for all age ranges — includig adults! Below are the materials available for purchase (prices listed).

All of our items for purchase can be ordered with a Purchase Order form which can come by mail or by fax (617-353-4975) with a check made out to the African Studies Center sent to our mailing address:

African Studies Center
232 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

The African Studies Center is happy to answer any questions about our items for purchase!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us:
617-353-3673
africa@bu.edu

Order 'How Big is Africa?' Poster for $19.95 + SH

The Outreach Program has produced a 24 x 31 inch full-color poster of the map of Africa for $19.95 + shipping & handling. Each poster order includes a detailed curriculum guide, and the poster is intended for all ages!

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Discounts for buying multiple copies.

 

Order 'Do Africans See Wildlife?' Poster for $19.95 + SH

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The Outreach Program has produced a 24 x 31 inch full-color poster of the map of Africa with responses to this very interesting question for $19.95 + shipping & handling. Each poster order includes a detailed curriculum guide.

This brilliant, full-color poster serves to dispel the myth that people in Africa live among giraffes, elephants and other similar animals. It pictures Africans from around the continent telling when they first saw wildlife. Their answers are sure to surprise and enlighten. The poster and curriculum guide are intended for ages 4 to adult.

 

Order Form: Do Africans See Wildlife? Poster

  • Price: $19.95 Quantity:
    Choose the correct shipping rate based on the number of posters you wish to purchase. For quantities greater than 10 please call the Outreach Program at 617-353-7303.
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Order 'What Do We Know About Africa?' DVD for $49.95 + SH

AOP100VThe Outreach Program has produced an introductory 30-minute video discussing and dispelling stereotypes while providing a basic overview of the continent’s geography, culture, and history. Each video order includes a detailed curriculum guide. The “What Do We Know About Africa?” DVD is intended for high school and college students.

 

 

Order Form for 'What Do We Know About Africa?' DVD

Order the DVD for $49.95 each. Please provide your information below. You can pay by purchase order, check or credit card. Checks can be sent to African Studies Outreach Program, 232 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215. If using a credit card, call us to provide your details at 617-353-7303.
  • Price: $49.95 Quantity:
    Call the Outreach Program at 617-353-7303 if 5 or more DVDs are ordered.
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Order 'Inside Africa: Introducing the Continent and Its People' DVD for $49.95 + SH

AOP111DVThis eye-opening program points out both differences and similarities between life in the U.S. and Africa. Convenient chapters first introduce the continent’s physical and human geography, and then look at the lives of three children, one each from Egypt, Tanzania, and Ghana (representing Africa’s main ecosystems—desert, savannah, and rainforest—as well as both city and village lifestyles). “Stop and think” questions encourage pauses for discussion. The “Inside Africa: Introducing the Continent and Its People” DVD is intended for grades 2-7.

Order Form for “Inside Africa: Introducing the Continent and Its People” DVD

Order the DVD for $49.95 each. Please provide your information below. You can pay by purchase order, check or credit card. Checks can be sent to African Studies Outreach Program, 232 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215. If using a credit card, call us to provide your details at 617-353-7303.
  • Price: $49.95 Quantity:
    Call the Outreach Program at 617-353-7303 if 5 or more DVDs are ordered.
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Order 'Gelede: Yoruba Masquerade' DVD for $100 + SH

rai_geledeThe film emphasizes the importance of the Gelede festival in providing coherence to the Yoruba community and its culture and is intended for college and graduate level students. $100 + shipping & handling.

 

 

Order Form for Gelede DVD

Order the DVD for $100 each. Please provide your information below. You can pay by purchase order, check or credit card. Checks can be sent to African Studies Outreach Program, 232 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215. If using a credit card, call us to provide your details at 617-353-7303.
  • Price: $100.00 Quantity:
    Please call if you want more than 5 DVDs.
    If 5 or more DVDs are ordered please call the African Studies Outreach Program at 617-353-7303.
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Rent or Purchase Traveling Kits

Traveling kits offer a window into the lives of children from various countries. Along with numerous authentic items from each country, the kits also include photo sets and full curriculum guides. These kits can be borrowed locally from the African Studies Outreach Program for $25 per week. They can also be purchased from the center for $250 (shipping included). Thus far, we have the following traveling kits available:

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Also, we provide advice for developing your own kit on Africa.

Please fill in the appropriate form below whether you are interested in renting or purchasing one of the kits:

Kit Rental Form

I would like to rent traveling kit(s) from the Outreach Program at Boston University at a cost of $25.00 per week. Please make checks payable to: African Studies Center 232 Bay State Road Boston, MA 02215. Kits must be picked up at the Center by arrangement.
  • Ghana Culture Kit or Kenya Kids Kit
  • List the day you wish to start renting and end renting the kit(s).

Kit Purchase Form

To purchase a kit, please provide the following information and the staff of the Outreach Program will contact you. You can also use this form to request further information about purchasing the kits. Thank you for your interest!

Renting DVDs, Videos

For your convenience, our online video catalog is arranged according to country, title, subject, and suitable grade level. Please make the appropriate selection to view our video catalog.

To order a video for rent, please note the call number and fill out our video rental form. Thank you.

Title: view our video catalog by titles arranged alphabetically
Subject: view our video catalog by subjects arranged alphabetically
Country: view our video catalog by countries arranged alphabetically
Grade Level: view our video catalog by suitable grade level arranged alphabetically

Slide Show and Photo Purchasing Advice

The best source for inexpensive, quality slides and photos is CIDA, the Canadian International Development Agency. Currently slides cost $2 each. You can call, write, or fax CIDA requesting particular series (e.g., shots of the capital of Ghana, Kenyan village life, a Koranic school). A contact sheet of slides on a selected topic can be ordered for $14, which then allows you to select those you most want. (Costs are quoted in Canadian dollars.) Ask how long an order will take;  usually this will be around two weeks. If you would like, when ordering, ask if they can give you a brief caption (e.g., “Nairobi” for your slides).

David Barbour, Photo Editor
CIDA
200 Promenade du Portage
Hull, Quebec K1A OG4
CANADA

Phone: 819-953-8471
Fax: 819-953-6381

CIDA’s photo library also covers Asia and Latin America and perhaps now eastern Europe as well.

Other quality relatively inexpensive photo sources:

  1. The Maryknoll Order
    P.O. Box 308
    Maryknoll, NBY 10545-0308
    (covers Asia and Latin America as well)
  2. National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian
    202-357-4600
    (photo collection extends well beyond art to society as a whole)
  3. AfricaFocus, Sights and Sounds of a Continent University of Wisconsin-Madison African Studies Program and the University of Wisconsin Memorial Library