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African Studies Center Outreach Newsletter
African Studies Center News - August 2012


NC Educators Travel to Senegal

In June 2012, 17 North Carolina educators traveled to Dakar, Senegal to learn about education, religion, and politics there, as part of a group study planned and lead by UNCís African Studies Center and World View. Participants left Senegal with a deepened understanding of this complex and vibrant country in West Africa. Read More

Resources Available from the African Studies Center

Lending Library

The African Studies Center has books and other materials available free of charge for K-16 educators in North Carolina to borrow. We will pay all shipping in both directions. Fiction and non-fiction works, for ages kindergarten through high school are available. Many of the books in the ASC's library have won the Children's Africana Book Award (CABA). The CABA is given to books that present accurate, balanced information on Africa, and these books are highly recommended.


Culture Kits

Filled with hands on objects used in everyday life in Senegal, our "Daily Life in Dakar" culture kit was designed in consultation with K-12 educators. Included in the kit are instructions for games, art projects, and recipes. We also offer classroom kits featuring sets of African-themed novels for student reading. These kits are designed to deepen understanding of the cultures and histories of African societies. All kits are available free of charge to N.C. Educators and all shipping is included.


301 Pittsboro St., CB 7582
Fedex Global Education Ctr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Tel 919.962.1522
Fax 919.843.2102

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