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Modern African History: Colonialism, Independence & Legacies

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Please join us for a special session of Primary Source's online course for teachers in grades 6-12, Modern African History, being offered this winter through the Howard University Center for African Studies.

  • Modern African History:
  • Colonialism, Independence & Legacies
  • Fully Online Course
  • February 28 - March 27, 2018

This four-session online course will help you find new entry points in your curriculum for teaching about modern Africa and new strategies and resources to support your teaching. In a community of online learners you will advance your knowledge of African history in the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, understanding the continent's history not as a "single story" but a multifarious one. The course, as well, will emphasize Africa's relationship to world historical developments. Course topics include European colonization, the multiple forms of African resistance to colonial control, the rise of independence movements and leaders, Africa's experience of the Cold War, the political upheavals and economic crises of the late 20th century, and the hopes and challenges of the continent today. Each session will highlight a unique teaching strategy and explore exceptional web-based resources for the topic.

Preference given to educators of grades 6-12 in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.  Course fees paid by the Center for African Studies, Howard University.

For more information and to register, visit our website or contact Abby Detweiler at Primary Source via email or phone (617) 923-9933 ext. 120 


The contents of this project were developed under grant # P015A140031 from the U.S. Department of Education, However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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