African Studies Center

University of Pennsylvania


Fall 2007 K-12 Teacher Workshops in Philadelphia
Free Admission & Act 48 Credit

"African Immigrants in the U.S. and Philadelphia"
Thursday Oct. 11, 5:00-7:00, Williams Hall Room 639
A closer look at the African community in the U.S., with emphasis on populations in the in/around Philadelphia. Tips for working with new children and their families in the school setting.

Resources: Outline | Best Practices | Jeopardy | Quiz

"Teaching about Africa: Poverty"
Thursday October 25, 5:00-7:00 Williams Hall Room 639
Tips and lessons plans that realistically portray and explain Africa's rural vs. urban poverty, food and water issues, housing issues, and employment issues.

Resources: Outline | Jay-Z | World Bank 06 | World Bank (ppt)

"Women in Africa"
Wednesday November 7, 5:00-7:00 Williams Hall Room 4
How to include African women in all subject areas. Will cover famous African women plus key women to watch. Discussion of women’s role in business, politics, human rights, art and music.

"Teaching about Africa: Recent conflicts"
Thursday November 15, 5:00-7:00 Williams Hall Room 639
A look at recent conflicts in Africa and how they affect the people on the continent. Topics discussed: Major wars, violent outbreaks, post-Apartheid, key leaders, refugee resettlement process, internally displaced persons, child soldiers and gender issues.

"Teaching about Africa in Science"
Thursday November 29, 5:00-7:00 Williams Hall Room 639
How to teach about Africa’s natural resources, water issues, animals, etc. in science class.

"Holidays and Celebrations in Africa"
Thursday Dec 6, 5:00-7:00 Williams Hall Room 639
Learn how to teach about the diverse holidays in Africa beyond the African-American Kwanzaa celebration. Many holidays are celebrated through nationality, religion, and/or ethnic group.

Participants will receive Act 48 credit for attendance. Please contact Anastasia for more information about the teachers workshop or other outreach activities at

Place: UPenn, Williams Hall, 3600 Spruce

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