University of Pittsburgh Africa in the Classroom Workshop

Every Spring, the Center for African Studies hosts a local Africa in the Classroom Workshop that brings together K-12 educators to workshop on teaching Africa in schools. All teachers, administrators, students, librarians, and community members are welcome. Whether you are an expert on teaching Africa, or this is the first time you have considered it, the Africa in the Classroom Workshop is for you! Participating teachers can gain credit hours toward continuing professional education requirements (AP2).


Africa in the Classroom Workshop 2024

This year's Africa in the Classroom Workshop will take place on Friday, March 1, from 9am-5pm at the University of Pittsburgh.

Register here!


Infusing Africa in the School Curriculum

The Center for African Studies works very closely with K-12 educators to promote the teaching of Africa in schools. Our central focus over the years has been the curriculum development program through the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. These trips help educators generate specific grade-level instructional resources for their classrooms (for example, you can find lesson plans developed in Ethiopia here). Resource materials may include artifacts, documents, books, educational films, artwork, museum reproductions, recordings, and more. We continue to provide these traveling seminars particularly for educators interested in expanding their own perspectives and wishing to infuse the teaching of Africa in their classrooms.