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Many of these are Title VI National Resource Centers

+ - African Studies Center at Boston University
This Title VI Center, through its Africa in Our Schools and Community Program, provides professional development and teaching products to schools, museums and the wider public. It offers lesson plans, teaching tools and links to other sites. The program also consults frequently for major educational publishers, the media and other institutions. The program was founded more than 25 years ago, and in addition to Title VI support, has received a number of major grants, including ones from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Massachusetts, and the Fulbright-Hays Program.  The center is also a National Resource Center for African Languages.

+ - African Studies Center, Michigan State University
Established in 1977, the MSU Outreach Program has become a nationally recognized leader among Title VI National Resource Centers for Area Studies and Foreign Languages. The program serves faculty and students from approximately 100 colleges and universities, as well as teacher educators, K-12 teachers and students, media producers and users, businesses, government agencies, community organizations and the general public. The Outreach for K-12 Program includes Exploring Africa, a 25 module online curriculum for middle and high school teachers. This includes overviews of all 54 countries in Africa and a current events page. In addition to many other K-12 outreach activities, the program has successfully administered federally funded projects for teachers and teacher educators for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright-Hays Program.

+ - African Studies Center Consortium
This Title VI Consortium includes the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges. In addition to lesson plans, workshops, and travel programs for K-12 teachers provided by the Consortium, the University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center has developed a K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet.

+ - Center for African Studies, University of Illinois
The Title VI Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois offers teacher curriculum development workshops, lesson plans, downloadable teaching materials and resources, grants, study trips and a lending library.

+ - Center for African Studies, University of Indiana
The Outreach Program of this Title VI Center seeks to disseminate and enhance knowledge about Africa schools, the community, the media and business. It focuses in particular on K-12 education and offers a newsletter to teachers, institutes and workshops, guest lectures in classes (in person and via interactive video), as well as a lending library of educational materials and artifacts in support of instruction.

+ - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Descriptions of outreach activities of all other Title VI African Studies Centers can be found at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies website ( and at the University of Illinois Center for African Studies website (

+ - Africa Action

Africa Action is the oldest organization in the U.S. working on African Affairs. It brings together the work of its predecessor organizations, The American Committee on Africa (ACOA), The Africa Fund and the Africa Policy Information Center (APIC). Focused mainly on advocacy work to support African struggles for peace and development, African Action produces and makes available a variety of materials about African problems and issues, including online resources.

Africa Action on Facebook

Africa Action on Twitter

+ - Africa in Transition, Southern Center for International Studies

The Southern Center for International Studies has instructional guides and videos about cultural, economic, environmental, geographic and political systems of Africa.   The SCIS website also has numerous resources for educators sorted by geographic region.

+ - African Studies Internet Resources, Columbia University

Columbia University has a collection of African studies internet resources that includes bibliographies and a variety of research materials that can serve as background information for K-12 teachers.

+ - African Studies Resource Center, Kansas Univeristy

The African Studies Resource Center promotes the study of Africa in the University, state and region by building a coherent African studies curriculum, promoting outreach conferences and reaching out to public and private K-12 schools and community colleges in the region.

+ - Committee on African Studies, Harvard University

The Committee on African Studies sponsors workshops, seminar presentations, lectures and performances. Many of these activities are open to interested members of the community, including secondary school teachers and students.

+ - H-AfrTeach

The H-Afr listserv provides a forum for exploring issues and problems related to teaching African studies. It is designed for a wide audience, including students and teachers at all levels of education.
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