PIER REGIONS African Studies East Asian Studies European Studies Latin AMerican Studies Middle East Studies

The Teaching of Africa

July 6 - 16, 2010

Teaching about Africa is a challenge in the classroom today. Educators and other professionals face a new and often daunting task of knowing how to learn or teach about Africa. 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 enable participants to identify and access unique resources about the continent. The program includes several hands-on cultural and artistic projects complemented by a full-day field trip to cultural sites in New York City. Participants are required to attend four Saturday follow-up sessions during the fall and spring to transform the summer institute content into viable classroom materials.

Registration fee for the program is $350, and includes all texts, materials, and more. 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; and co-sponsored by the Connecticut Geographic Alliance.

Please contact Maxwell Amoh, PIER Director, for more information at 203-432-3438; maxwell.amoh@yale.edu