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.
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 data-base of Internet resources on Africa currently available
to educators. This data-base was developed by Karen Fung, Africana librarian,
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.
TransAfrica Forum: a very important Washington DC based advocacy group
on African and African Diaspora issues.
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
Africa On Line http://www.africaonline.com
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
American Journalism Review Links to African Newspapers
Ecola Links to African Newspapers
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://lwww.lemonde.fr/
New York Times: http://nytimes.com/
Observer (London): http:///www.observer.co.uk/
Washington Post: http://washingtonpost.com/