K-5 Digital Learning of Contemporary Africa
The African Studies Center has been awarded a grant from the Oak Foundation for a project, “K-5 digital learning of contemporary Africa using technology,” which will produce resources for elementary school educators. The ASC will use the grant to create lesson plans and user guides as well as curated social studies, arts and music content focused on Africa that teachers can use in the classroom. The strategy of digitizing up-to-date content in this pilot program will align with pedagogical best practices and the hybrid models of classroom-based and remote learning. The project intends to create accessible, interactive, and current web-based resources for educators. The Oak Foundation is a global funding organization that commits its resources to addressing issues of global, social and environmental concern.
“The author of Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, Prof. Jennifer Eberhardt, writes that “conditioning in our brains starts young.” ASC believes that effectively reducing misinformation about Africa should start at the elementary level. ASC hopes this will help elementary school students become discerning consumers of information. This project could have a multiplier impact in addressing societal challenges with stereotypes, racism, and inequality.” Excerpt from our proposal to Oak Foundation
Read a summary of the goals of the project and project plan.
View information on the expert groups which will develop curriculum materials.
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Resources for members of our expert groups and the public on teaching about Africa.