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Africa in the Classroom & Community: Mali at the Center


  • Howard University, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center 2218 Georgia Avenue, NW  2nd Floor Washington, DC 20059 United States (map)

Event Details

The Center for African Studies Outreach Program at Howard University is hosting a three-day summer institute for highly motivated educators interested in reading, learning, and teaching about Africa (August 1-3, 2018).

African Studies scholars will introduce educators to history, culture and contemporary issues in Mali. Educators who complete the 3-day course and design a related lesson will receive a stipend of $300.00 upon completion and submission of lesson plans at the end of the Institute. 

The Institute is open to local educators who work with grades 5-12. Appy online.

Institute Overview

Topics

  •  Empire Building and the Epic of Sundiata
  • Mansa Musa and Mali's Golden Age

  • Timbuktu in the African Diaspora

  • Protecting the Timbuktu Manuscripts: Roots of the 2012 Conflict

  • Climate Change and Desertification in Mali

  • African Muslims Enslaved in the U.S.

  • West African Music in Early America: Finding the Mande Within

  • Bogolan Designs

Speakers

Sylvian Diouf
Barbara Brown
Lesina Martin
Hame Watt
Kadia Kane
Carolyn Brown
Guy WestonMaya Cunningham
Nubia Kai
Amadou Kouyate
Deborah Stokes
Gathoni Kamau
Sidiki Traore
Farafina Kan