African Studies Center

University of Pennsylvania


Fall 1999 K-12 Teacher Workshops in Philadelphia

Organized by the African Studies Center
University of Pennsylvania
(In collaboration with the University Museum; the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies;
Philadelphia School District's African American Studies Dept., & Office of Curriculum Support;
&the World Affairs Council)

In Conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association


  • provide instructional materials and teaching strategies in areas of African: History, Art, Geography, and Literature
  • explore way of incorporating "Africa" in the curriculum
  • share experiences with people being to Africa and taught there
  • introduce teachers to local resources at UPenn and elsewhere
  • share ideas with Outreach Directors from other Centers, and with teachers from other School Districts

The Program

Wednesday, 11/10/99

3:30 - 4:00 PM (Registration)

3:45 - 4:00 PM
Welcome: Ali Dinar, Outreach Coordinator
UPenn African Studies Center

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Penn University Museum
John Metzler (Michigan State University) "Coming to Terms with African Crises in the High School Social Studies Classroom"
Brenda Randolph (Africa Access/H-AfrTeach) "Selecting the Best: How to Choose Quality Materials on Africa"

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Penn University Museum
Borbor Kandeh (University of Pennsylvania) "Teaching Social Studies: an African Perspective"
Eileen McNamara (University of Wisconsin) "Learn and Teach about Education in West Africa: Primary Schools in Benin"

6:00 - 6:30 PM
(Museum Guided Tour)

6:30 - 8:00 PM (Dinner)
Maghan Keita (Villanova University) Guest Speaker, Title: "Accessing Africa; Energizing the Classroom"

Thursday, 11/11/99

9:00 -9:45 AM (Registration)

10:00 -11:30 AM
Marriott Hotel (1201 Market Street)
Sara O'Brien (Saint Peter's College) "Integrating African Literature into High School Curriculum"
Mary Anne Flournoy (Ohio University) "Teaching about Southern Africa"

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Marriott Hotel
Patrick Seyon (Boston University) "Integrating African Geography into the Social Sciences"
Agnes Leslie (Florida University) "Teaching About Africa In The 21st Century"

12:30 - 2:20 PM (Lunch)
The Balch Institute (18 S. 7th Street)
African Odyssey Clearinghouse and On-line Projects for Teachers: Presentation by: Marlene Cooper, Lynne Clement, Scott Stoner (African Odyssey, The Kennedy Center) Brenda Randolph (Africa Access Review).
Music Performance

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