African Studies Center

University of Pennsylvania


Spring 2008 K-12 Teacher Workshops in Philadelphia
Free Admission & Act 48 Credit

"One Book, One Philadelphia"
Saturday, January 12th 10:00AM –3:00PM, Houston Hall, Hall of Flags
Learn methods for teaching the 2008 One Book, One Philadelphia selections. Additionally, local Sudanese leaders and activists will offer a training that will build awareness about the conflicts in Southern Sudan and Darfur. Co-sponsored by the FREE Library and Middle East Center.
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"Building Background Knowledge: The Current Conflict in Congo"
Tuesday, January 22nd 5:00-7:00PM , Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St., Rm 639
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a cooperative, versatile protocol that can be implemented on virtually any grade level with small modifications. Workshop attendees will participate in the protocol using the current conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo as the topic.

"Black History Month Teachings must begin with Africa"
Thursday, February 7th 5:00-7:00PM, Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St., Rm 639
Participants will receive sample lesson plans for incorporating Africa into the month of February and all year long.

"Ethiopia and Eritrea"
Thursday, February 28th 5:00-7:00PM, Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St., Rm 639
Ethiopia is a country situated in the Horn of Africa that has been landlocked since the independence of its northern neighbor Eritrea in 1993. This area has yielded some of the oldest traces of humanity, making it an important area for study.

"Music from South Africa to Philadelphia"
Wednesday, March 26th 5:00-7:00PM, Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St., Rm 639
A closer look at ethnomusicology—the study of music of different cultures.

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