The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to study in depth one country in contemporary Africa. In addition to providing students with learning activities that will enhance their general knowledge and understanding of the history, geography, societies and cultures of Senegal, this module will thoroughly address two very important issues in contemporary Senegal: the role of Islam in Senegalese society and the legacy of the first president Leopold Sédar Senghor and the Négritude movement in which he had an essential role..
The learning activities are designed to be used sequentially. However, each activity can be engaged on its own. Completion of the entire unit will take approximately three 50 minute class periods.
Begin this module with Activity One or select one of the other activities.