Asynchronous Series | Reorienting Africa in the Classroom
Seattle, WA, USA
Global Classroom is excited to pilot our first Asynchronous Series, Reorienting Africa in the Classroom: An Introduction to the Modern Africa State. Through film, workshops, and classroom visits, the series will address misconceptions and stereotypes about the history, culture, and geography of Africa and dispel inaccurate depictions of normative life that are often made to reflect Africa as a whole. This series will introduce the “Modern African State,” it’s prominent role in the future as the world continues to expand, and will provide educators with the tools and resources to strengthen their curriculum and feel empowered when teaching about the people, culture, languages, and countries that make up the continent of Africa.
This Asynchronous Series was created in Canvas and consists of 10 short videos and activities that teachers will be able to access and complete (at their own pace) beginning December 1st, 2022 throughout the remaining school year (June 2023). Countries highlighted in the series include Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, Morocco, Sudan, and South Sudan. Please see below for the series breakdown,
Module 1 | How is Africa Represented in Your Classroom?
Module 2 | Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Module 3 | An Introduction to the Modern African State
Module 4| Reorienting Africa in Your Classroom
Module 5 | Series Reflection & Next Steps
Washington State Educators are eligible for up to 10 clock hours for the completion of the series. There is a small registration fee of $10. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. You will receive the Canvas Course link once you have completed registration.
Full-time Undergrad/Grad Student
World Affairs Council Member