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K-16 Outreach

Resources for Educators

Teaching on Contemporary Africa in K-5 Classrooms

The African Studies Center (ASC) in partnership with North Carolina educators and researchers have developed digital resources for teaching on contemporary Africa in elementary school classrooms. With a current focus on Ghana and Senegal, our website is a collection of lesson plans, videos, photographs, and other digital content. Take a look!

Culture Kits

Filled with hands-on objects used in everyday life, ASC designed its culture kits in consultation with K-12 educators. With close to twenty culture kits to choose from, the kits include instructions for art projects, games, and recipes, as well as objects such as school uniforms, religious materials, household staples, books, and toys. The kits are free to borrow for K-12 teachers and college instructors. ASC will pay shipping in both directions. The culture kits can be reserved via Google form.

Resources for French Teachers

Check out this page for lesson plans and supplemental materials to support French language learning in K-12 classrooms.

Professional Development

ASC sponsors professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and college instructors. Many of these events are free and/or offer Continuing Education Units. Visit our events page to view upcoming opportunities.

Our Partners

ASC collaborates with other area studies centers and universities to bring qualitative programming to educators. The UNC Area Studies Centers co-sponsor a number of events together. The African Studies Association Outreach Council consolidates resources and provides professional development opportunities in tandem with higher education institutions nationwide.


Children's artwork in Senegal
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