Purchase a CD copy of Exploring Africa
In response to requests from educators who teach in schools where students do not have high connectivity to the internet, we have created a CD version of all the Exploring Africa modules for access without the need of the Internet. We are willing to send interested educators the CD for a cost of $10 which includes postage. If interested please send cashiers check of money order made out to Michigan State University to John Metzler, Exploring Africa, 100 International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824.
Other Resources on Africa page
A: National Resource Centers for the Study of Africa
The U.S. Department of Education funds the following National Resource Centers on African Studies. National Resource Centers are 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 centersÕ websites.
Boston University, African Studies Center
Indiana University, African Studies Program
Michigan State University, African Studies Center
Ohio University, African Studies Program
University of Florida, Center for African Studies
University of Illinois, Center for African Studies
University of Kansas, African Studies Center
University of North Carolina, Africa Studies Center
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 AMPÕs on-line searchable database provides educators with
access to information about more than 14,000 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
Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent. Developed at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, this site provides educators with a wonderful database of
digitized photos and music recordings from across Africa.
AfricaFocus Bulletin: Selects high-quality analysis of current events from Africa. An online archive is available, along with a listserv distributing current reports.
African Voices: Web-based educational resources based on African Voices, a
permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural
African Odyssey Interactive: The African Odyssey Interactive [AOI] website
is an initiative of the Kennedy Center Education Department's ARTSEDGE Program
and contains arts and education information and resources for artists,
teachers, and students of African arts and culture.
Africa South for the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources. The
most comprehensive searchable database of Internet resources on Africa
currently available to educators. This data-base was developed by Karen
Fung, Africana librarian, Stanford University.
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 Online Digital Library: A portal to multiple websites with multimedia primary materials and educational resources about Africa, published jointly by MATRIX and the African Studies Center at Michigan State University.
Pambazuka News: Weekly focus for social Justice in Africa. Features many African non-governmental organizations and commentators.
African Action: The oldest
organization in the U.S. working on African affairs. They produce excellent
analyses of African issues and U.S. policy towards Africa.
TransAfrica Forum: a very important Washington D.C.-based
advocacy group on African and African Diaspora issues.
Bureau of African Affairs, United States Department of
Official U.S. policy statements and documents about African affairs.
C: Web-Based African News Services
Africa News Now http://africanewsnow.com
All Africa News Service http://allafrica.com
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Network-Africa)
BBC Africa Service http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/default.stm
D: African Newspapers On-Line
Electronic Newspapers of Africa
E: U.S. and European Newspapers with some African Coverage
Christian Science Monitor: http://csmonitor.com/
Guardian (London): http://guardian.co.uk/guardian/
Le Monde (Paris/English Ed.): http://www.lemonde.fr/
New York Times: http://nytimes.com/
Observer (London): http:///www.observer.co.uk/
Washington Post: http://washingtonpost.com/