Teachers from Worcester (Massachusetts) Public Schools and the University of Massachusetts collaborated in a Teacher Corps project to publish a resource handbook on African studies to be utilized in U.S. elementary and secondary classrooms. The handbook contains selected classroom activities and resources that enable both students and teachers to examine aspects of African life. The objectives of the handbook are to counteract stereotypes, illuminate interdependencies between African countries and the United States and encourage U.S. students to view themselves as world citizens. The activities allow students to view specific African life styles from multiple perspectives. An extensive annotated bibliography of resources provides content information and teaching guidelines. The lesson plans use a participatory method of instruction and unit topics include: qThe Diversity of Africaq; qAppreciating African Art Formsq; and qWomen's Roles in Africa.q (NL)The handbook contains selected classroom activities and resources that enable both students and teachers to examine aspects of African life.
|Title||:||African Studies Handbook for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers|
|Author||:||Margaret John Maxwell|