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Wednesday July 15, 2015 – Wednesday July 22, 2015

Africa in the Classroom: Summer Institute for Teachers  Howard University

In July, the Center for African Studies and School of Education at Howard University will host a summer institute for highly motivated elementary and secondary educators interested in reading, learning, and teaching about Africa. In this one week course of study, African Studies scholars will introduce participants to major topics in African and African Diaspora Studies. Weekdays will include morning lectures, mini-language classes, and cultural experiences. In the afternoons, faculty from Howard’s School of Education will present innovative instructional strategies focused on teaching Africa in the classroom and will assist teachers in unit and lesson planning. Educators will be paid a stipend of $500.00 for completion of the institute.


  • Ancient and Medieval Africa
  • African Reactions to Slavery, Conquest and Colonization
  • African languages – Wolof, Zulu, Swahili, Yoruba …more
  • The African Presence in the Americas
  • Environment
  • Food and Culture
  • Literature and the Arts
  • Behind the Headlines: (Ebola, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab)

Space is limited

Howard University
Center for African Studies, Howard Center
2225 Georgia Avenue, NW  4th Floor
Washington, DC 20059