Teaching Africa

Bringing 10 Years of Experience to Educators Around The World

We’re excited to present the 2018/2019 Teaching Africa workshop series, exploring interdisciplinary approaches to teaching about the continent of Africa. Interactive workshop sessions incorporate aspects of history, literature, arts, media, international relations, geography, political science, economics, development studies, and more. Attendees discover ways to tie African themes to their own curriculum, and learn tools that bring global studies to life in the classroom.

After ten years of developing an African Studies department deeply rooted in the Humanities, African Leadership Academy. (ALA) seeks to share insights and lessons learned from educating the next generation of African leaders. Our campus in Johannesburg, South Africa has hosted exchange programs and conferences for students and educators from dozens of schools from around the world. The unique Teaching Africa events were created to support school leaders, teachers, global programs coordinators and others far beyond the bounds of our campus. The series started with two successful pilot events held in New York and Virginia in 2017. This year's workshops continue that work, with a November event in Atlanta and another in New York City during March.

Refresh and deepen your connection to historical and contemporary African topics, develop relevant and stimulating content, and rethink how you teach Africa. Register for Teaching Africa today. 

What is the Teaching Africa experience?

Teaching Africa workshops are immersive 1½ day experiences including evening programming or a group meal. Each workshop will feature:

  • ALA’s unique African Studies contentcurriculum and pedagogy
  • Discussions on ethics and the conscious teaching of Afrocentric history, culture, and narratives
  • Resources for and feedback on individualized lesson plans that participants will draft for their own classrooms or programs
  • Examples of meaningful and authentic assessments
  • Techniques for connecting courses, units, and lesson plans to real world experiences both on and off the continent
  • Opportunities to socialize and connect with other passionate educators
  • Access to post-workshop communications and networking with other Teaching Africa attendees and stakeholders

2018 - 2019 Workshops

Teaching Africa: New York City

7 -8 March, 2019

Host: Grace Church School

Theme: Discourse on Diversity: Meaningful Conversations on Identity and Culture in the African Diaspora

TA NYC Conversation

Teaching Africa: Atlanta

30 Nov - 1 Dec, 2018

Host: Westminster Schools

Theme: Africa Through the Lens: Stories of a Continent Through Photography, Film & Social Media

Click here to meet the Teaching Africa team.

Contact Us

Questions about Teaching Africa?

Email Mrs. Perry Dubow at pdubow@africanleadershipacademy.org