National Resources Centers for the Study of Africa

The U.S. Department of Education funds the following National Resources Centers for International and Area Studies (Africa). Each National Resource Center is mandated to provide outreach services to educators at the national as well as state level. In response to this mandate, each of the National Resource Centers for the study of Africa have developed exemplary resources for K-12 educators and students.

You can access materials developed for K-12 students and educators by visiting these centers’ web-sites.

Boston University, African Studies Center

Indiana University, African Studies Program

Ohio University, African Studies Program

Stanford University, Center for African Studies

University of California-Berkeley, Center for African Studies

University of California-Los Angeles, James Coleman African Studies Center

University of Florida, Center for African Studies

University of Illinois, Center for African Studies

University of Pennsylvania, African Studies Program

University of Wisconsin-Madison, African Studies Program

Yale University, Council on African Studies
B. Other Web Resources on Africa

African Media Program: Developed by the African Studies Center at Michigan State University, the AMP’s on-line searchable data-base provides educators with access to information on more than 10,000 Africa related films, videos, and DVDs. Information provided includes basic data on each entry, its quality, appropriate audience (including use in K-12 classrooms) and distributor information.

Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent. Developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this site provides educators with a wonderful data-base of digitized photos and music recordings from across Africa.

African Voices: Web-based educational resources based on African Voices, a permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.

Art and Life in Africa Online contains information about African Art and Culture. Some of the material on this site has been adapted from similar material developed for the Art and Life in Africa CD-ROM being produced at The University of Iowa. Additionally, some material is specific to this site (and not found on the CD), as noted below. Links to further resources on the web have been added where appropriate.

African Action: an important Washington DC based coalition of African advocacy groups. They produce and post on their web-site excellent analyses of African issues and U.S. policy towards Africa.

Bureau of African Affairs, United States Department of State
Official U.S. policy statements and documents on African affairs.

C. Web-Based African News Services


All Africa News Service

IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Network-Africa)

BBC Africa Service


D. U.S. and European Newspapers with some African Coverage

Christian Science Monitor:
Guardian (London):
New York Times:
Observer (London): http:///
Washington Post: