Middle School Resources
Interactive Classroom Activities
- Bingo: The US-Africa Connections Worksheet
This activity is designed for middle school students who focus on finding peers who can answer ‘yes’ to many of the Bingo sheet questions, and then uncover how elements of their daily lives–food, music, language, games, etc.–are all connected to Africa and/or the African diaspora. It is an excellent way to ‘bring Africa home’ for most students.
- Using Visuals to Teach about Africa
Visuals are key for student learning—more important for learning about Africa than perhaps for any other region of the world. This resources includes two lessons plans for recognizing bias through photos and for highlighting similarities across cultures. Sample Student Work contains student work from the two lessons discussed above and demonstrates the value of approaching visuals in area studies in this manner.
More resources coming soon!
In the meantime, please check out our resources listed by topic, which are easily adaptable for most grade levels.