PD Opportunity: African History at Boston University

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(FREE) PRIMARY SOURCE MODERN AFRICAN HISTORY ONLINE COURSE

FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 27, 2018 

This four-session online course will help you find new entry points in your curriculum for teaching about modern Africa and new strategies and resources to support your teaching. In a community of online learners you will advance your knowledge of African history in the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, understanding the continent’s history not as a “single story” but a multifarious one. The course, as well, will emphasize Africa’s relationship to world historical developments. Participants may earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit.

Course fees paid by the Center for African Studies at Howard University. Preference given to educators of grades 6-12 in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.  For more information and to register, visit online here.


STIPENDS FOR K-14 TEACHERS OF AFRICAN LCTLS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2018

The African Studies Initiative at the Institute for Global Studies/University of Minnesota and CARLA are collaborating to offer a limited number of $500-$1250 stipends for educators of African Languages (including Arabic and Portuguese) in order to attend a CARLA summer institute. Any K-14 educator who teaches an African language, including Arabic and Portuguese, is eligible to apply.

To apply, fill out the online application form and Submit a one-page resume and a one-page letter of introduction in which you address how the stipend will aid your professional development and how the Summer Institute will aid your teaching of the African less commonly taught language.  Please email the resume and letter of introduction to Deborah Jane at outreach@umn.edu.


TEACHER RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: 
AFRICAN DEMOCRACY SIMULATION ACTIVITY

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY LONGMAN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY

In this simulation, students will study the politics around an upcoming election in the fictional African country of Mambia. In different groups, students will study the perspectives of and represent one of seven community organizations in a national meeting. In this meeting, students must develop collective goals for Mambia’s civil society for responding to the growing authoritarianism of the incumbent leader, President Jones.  This innovative and engaging lesson plan includes procedures, readings, and handouts.