Exploring Place through Literature: Using StoryMaps and Picture Books to Highlight Innovations in Kenya, The Gambia, and Cape Coast, Ghana


StoryMaps are an excellent multimedia platform for students to analyze content in a global context. Combining maps and spatial information, visuals and narrative, StoryMaps create content and communicate in a format other than a paper or another PowerPoint. We'll learn how to access existing StoryMaps to provide background for your students who are exploring place […]


China-Africa Contemporary Relations: a Summer Institute for Educators

University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota

China’s ascendancy as a dominant economic and political global power has been the subject of much scholarly and political debate. More specifically, China’s renewed interest in Africa continues to beg the question, what is China’s Africa strategy or Africa – China Strategy? Some scholars suggest that China’s strategic interests in Africa are purely economic, resource […]


How Archaeology is Changing What We Know about Medieval West Africa

Virtual Zoom

Virtual Summer Institute for Educators In this institute, art historian Sarah Guerin, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss recent archaeological findings that demonstrate the global reach of West Africa trade items. Jacques Aymeric Nsangou, Harvard University and Abidemi Babatunde Babalola, University of Cambridge UK will discuss archaeology in medieval West Africa. For more information and to […]

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