These units, lesson plans, websites and resource lists have been developed by licensed K-12 teachers in conjunction with Institute for Global Studies professional development opportunities. Lessons are linked to state standards.
Units and Lesson Plans about Africa for Middle and High School Students
- An Opportunity in Africa
- Culture and Identity
- Deconstructing Stereotypes
- Economics of Africa Unit
- Ghanian Fantasy Coffins Lessons
- Kibera Walls for Peace Lessons
- Play Pump Lessons
- Ripple Effects: How Access to Water and Sanitation Impact Standard of Living
- Teaching with Comics
- Unpacking African Stereotypes
Award Winning Books for K-12 Students on Global Topics
Children’s Africana Book Awards
Since 1991, these awards honor outstanding books on Africa published or republished in the United States. View past winners.
Middle East Outreach Council Book Awards
Since 1999, these awards recognize books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to understanding of the Middle East. View past winners.
Américas Award: Consortium of Latin American Studies Program
Since 1993, these awards recognize books for children and young adults that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. View past winners.
Website for 2016 Summer Institute Africa in the Classroom
Resources including maps, data, lesson plans, service learning, and more can be found on the Africa in the Classroom website.