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The Teaching of Africa

July 5 - 17, 2009

If you are an educator, curriculum specialist, librarian, or a business or media professional, “The Teaching of Africa” will transform your perspective and equip you with ideas and practical approaches to the teaching and understanding of Africa. This intensive introductory course in African Studies is designed to help educators learn about Africa in a way that they can then teach confidently about its peoples, civilizations, and cultures. The course is also developed to help transform other professionals’ perspectives about the continent and to enable participants to identify and access unique resources about Africa. The program includes several hands-on cultural and artistic projects complemented by a full-day field trip to cultural sites in New York City. On the last three days, participants will take part in the NCSS-PIER Conference.

Registration fee for the two-week program is $250, and includes all texts and materials.

Sponsored by the Council on African Studies, the MacMillan Center, and the U.S. Department of Education through a Title VI National Resource Center grant. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Geographic Alliance.