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teach africa

Africa Society, World Affairs Council-D.C. Partner with U.S. Department of State on Teach Africa Program for High School Students

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Perhaps now, more than ever, the life of every American is inextricably shaped by what happens in other regions of the world. Given the current complex and integrated nature of international affairs, it is especially important that we equip students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and values required to live and work competitively in a global environment. And to be effective our youth must be prepared to be the goodwill ambassadors of tomorrow. International education is not only necessary for inevitable interaction with the international community; it is equally important to basic, everyday interactions in our cities, schools, work environments, and neighborhoods. Our flagship program, Teach Africa, has developed a multidisciplinary package of educational materials for teachers who seek to integrate lessons and information about Africa into the curriculum so that students learn about Africa in the context of an evolving world. Through this program, 4,750 administrators and educators have been engaged and trained with over 15,600 students having been educated and provided with educational materials in the Washington DC metropolitan area, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, Portland, and Pittsburgh metropolitan area, Houston and Atlanta.

how it works

The program is divided into three phases

Phase One:

We convene superintendants, principals, and policymakers for a conference to discuss why it is crucial to include Africa education in American schools.

Phase: Two

This phase consists of a daylong teacher’s conference during which educators receive curriculum training, lesson plans, and a multitude of Africa focused teaching aids and educational tools.

This phase consists of a daylong teacher’s conference during which educators receive curriculum training, lesson plans, and a multitude of Africa focused teaching aids and educational tools.

Phase Three:

The third and final phase of Teach Africa is comprised of an Africa immersion youth forum. The forums typically draw one thousand middle and high school students and focus on dispelling negative stereotypes and fostering a better understanding of Africa’s diverse cultures, histories, peoples, and economies.

The Africa Society launched Phase One of Teach Africa in 2002 in Washington, D.C. Since then, the program has been successfully implemented in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Portland, Houston, Los Angeles and Atlanta, orienting over 1,400 superintendants and principals, training over 1,700 teachers and educating over 10,000 students.

And we’re just getting started!

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