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Learning Boxes

Learning Box on Wangari Maathai

The ASC offers a learning box on Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental activist who founded the Green Belt movement. The box contains picture books, background materials, and a DVD appropriate for middle school ages and up which explores the activism of Wangari Maathai.

Novel Sets

To deepen understanding of the cultures and histories of African societies, the ASC offers classroom kits featuring sets of African-themed novels for student reading. These are available free of charge to N.C. teachers, and the African Studies Center will pay the shipping costs in both directions. Kits are focused on Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, and Timbuktu.

Each kit includes:

  • A Class Set of 30 Books
  • Background on the Novelís Setting and Theme
  • Student Reading Guides
  • Discussion Questions
  • Activities
  • Maps
  • Photos and images
  • Links to Other Resources

To request kits please email Stacey Sewall at