educational sites [5 sites]
The Art of Africa: A Resource for Educators, a Met publication

"The rich and diverse artistic heritage of sub-Saharan Africa is presented in forty traditional works in the Metropolitan's collection. Included are a brief introduction and history of the continent, an explanation of the role of visual expression in Africa, descriptions of the form and function of the works, lesson plans, class activities, a map, comparisons, a bibliography, and a glossary." Free to download. [posted: Nov 20, 2022]

Bamana Crest Masks: 7th grade lesson plan

"Bamana Crest Masks: Culture, Creation, and Choreography. In this multi-day lesson, students will study the function and use of Tji Wara crest masks of the Bamana people of Africa. Using the masks as an example, students will develop a cultural study of their personal talents to create their own crest masks. Students will then choreograph a dance to go with their mask." From The North Carolina Museum of Art and A+ Schools of North Carolina. [posted: Nov 19, 2022]

Art and Life in Africa Project

A companion web site to the Art and Life in Africa CD-ROM Project of the University of Iowa. The site contains an online version of the Teacher's Guide, a databank of 47 lesson plans, and profiles of 107 African Cultures and 27 Sub-Saharan African Countries. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

H-AfrTeach discussion list

Welcome to H-AfrTeach, a network whose mission is to provide a stimulating forum for considering the possibilities and problems involved in teaching about Africa. It is intended for a wide audience, encompassing educators, students and others with an interest in teaching about Africa at all educational levels. [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

Resources for Teachers

From Boston University's African Studies Center. "The K-16 Education Outreach Program boasts a wide variety of grade level-specific and topic-specific lesson plans, resource guides, and learning activities for teaching Africa in the classroom." [posted: Mar 04, 2004]

educational sites [5 sites]