Archive for July, 2009

Explore Africa Today

Monday, July 27th, 2009

When my students and I were in South Africa, it really hit home how little exposure American student get on Africa – past and present.  I know the upcoming Webinar “Explore Africa Today” will provide more information than I could gain during our time in South Africa.  It’s not to late to register.  Once again, thanks to Discovery Student Adventures for the opportunity to explore South Africa with my students – it was definitely a gift that “keeps on giving.”   

teach africa

Tuesday, July 28 at 3:00 PM ET
Register today!

Take a virtual expedition to Africa and join fellow teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind live web event!  Explore the Republic of Benin, one of the most diverse areas of West Africa, with special guest His Excellency Cyrille Segbe Oguin, Ambassador to the U.S. from Benin, who will bring the diversity of the country, its people and cultures to life in an open, interactive discussion.  Learn about changes taking place within Benin as the country embraces the modern challenges of democracy while honoring its heritage.  

This unique online and in-person event is an extension of the initiative, featuring the AfricaToday documentary series, both of which are part of the USAID-funded Teach Africa™ program

Teach Africa™ showcases the culture and history of Africa and underscores the importance of its inclusion in American curricula.  One-day Africa immersion forums for more than 3,300 students were held in Atlanta, Ga., Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, Calif., during the past three months alone. Teach Africa™ has previously been implemented in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Penn., San Francisco, Calif., and Portland, Ore.

originally posted on DEN Blog Network