BU African Artifact Map & Teaching Ideas

The K-16 Education Outreach Program Artifact Map contains a catalogue of over 80 artifacts, that we currently hold (in our online library as well), from several regions of Africa including West Africa, Eastern/Central Africa, and Southern Africa. Teachers use this resource to engage their students, who click on any artifact on the map (images included) and find a list of resources about the artifact’s origins, background, and history.

Teaching Ideas

For ideas on how to use this map to increase knowledge of African cultural practices in your class, read the article on the Humanities for All Blog.

Click on the map below to access the map and its artifacts

How do teachers use this resource?

Learn about how Margaret Smith, a 5th grade teacher at Capitol Region Education Council Discovery Academy, uses the Artifact Map to teach her students about Africa in an innovative and engaging way.