Frequently Asked Questions - Teachers

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How can I improve my teaching of Africa?

There are many tools that you can use to improve your teaching. Contact the OutreachCenter and find out when they will be holding their next workshop for teachers. Their workshops cover issues such as African diversity, how to teach about Africa, ways of integrating Africa into the curricula, how to evaluate materials on Africa, recommendation of appropriate audio visual materials and special topics.

What materials do you use to teach your summer institute students?

For the 2014 summer institute, we will be using the following materials.

  • Sema Jambo (a course packet)
  • The Rough Guide to Swahili Dictionary Phrasebook
  • Mcheshi Aenda Safari (Mcheshi Goes On a Journey)
  • KIKO: Online Swahili lessons foundĀ here.

Where can I find more information on teaching materials for Africa?

Check out our Other Outreach Programs page. We have links to programs from all over the United States. The programs often have materials that they lend or send to teachers. Also, stop by our Contact Us webpage. We’d love to hear from you and see how we can help.