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African Studies Center News - Fall 2016

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Teaching North Africa

When North Africa comes to mind, many people think of pyramids and mummies. This is a common response, but this fascinating region has much more to offer. North Africa is a diverse region composed of two sub-regions: The Maghreb includes Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and the Western Sahara; while the Nile Valley includes Sudan and Egypt. All of these countries have unique and interesting cultures. We'd like to share a bit about the art, cuisine, and cultural life in two countries in particular, to try to offer a little of the flavor of the region. There is so much for your students to explore and enjoy as they study modern North Africa!
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Resources Available from the African Studies Center
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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. Books and films for ages kindergarten through high school are available. This semester we are featuring our Egypt Learning Box. The Box contains 30 copies of Rise of the Golden Cobra, by Henry T. Aubin, as well as lesson plans and discussion questions based on the novel.

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Culture Kits

The African Studies Center and the Center for the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations have several culture kits available for N.C. educators to borrow free of charge. The "Daily Life in Cairo" culture kit has numerous hands on objects used by children in Egypt today, including toys, books, religious and household items, and clothing. To borrow this kit or others, please visit Carolina Navigators.


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