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African Studies Center Outreach Newsletter
African Studies Center News - April 2014

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement

Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care of itself. There are so many enemies of trees. --Wangari Maathai

The African Studies Center has created a new Learning Box to offer you support and resources for teaching students about Wangari Maathai, an amazing scholar, activist, and Nobel laureate. Read More

Resources Available from the African Studies Center
Seeds of Change

Lending Library

The African Studies Center has books, films, and other materials available free of charge for K-16 educators in North Carolina to borrow. Fiction and non-fiction works, for ages kindergarten through high school are available. This month we are featuring our Wangari Maathai Learning Box. The box contains picture books, background materials, and a DVD appropriate for middle school ages and up which explores the activism of Wangari Maathai.


Culture Kits

Filled with hands on objects used in everyday life, our culture kits were designed in consultation with K-12 educators. The kits include objects and information designed to show students the similarities between other countries and our own, including holidays, food, religious practice, school, and home life. Included in the kit are instructions for games, art projects, and recipes. All kits are available free of charge to N.C. Educators and all shipping is included.


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Fedex Global Education Ctr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Tel 919.962.1522
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