Thursday, September 06, 2007

K-12 Teacher's Workshop on Africa

2007 ASA Teacher's Workshop
"Africa in the K-12 School Curriculum"
Friday, October 19, 2007
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028

The African Studies Association, in cooperation the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is proud to present a day-long professional development
workshop for K-12 educators and librarians in the New York metropolitan

The ASA 2007 Teachers Workshop has two goals:

Equip K-12 educators with practical strategies and resources for
applying knowledge about Africa to teaching on Africa in their schools and
Provide a forum for networking and community building among NY area
scholars and educators working in the field of African Studies.

What Do Teachers Receive?

Choices from a dozen standards-based workshops for educators on Africa
given by leading experts.

Morning refreshments and a box lunch

Curricular materials specific to the workshop sessions they attended.

List of web sites that provide lesson plans for different grade levels.

Follow up advice through network of New York area Africa educators.

An opportunity to dialog with Africa experts from around the world in
small groups.


8:30-9:00 am - Morning Reception at the MET Museum Petrie Court Cafe

9:00-9:20 am - Welcome and Orientation at the MET Museum Education Center

9:30-11:00 am - Session I*

11:00-11:40 am - Box Lunch @ MET Cafe

11:45 am -- 1:00 pm - ASA Children's Africana Book Award Ceremony with
award-winning authors

1:10-2:30 pm - Session II*

2:40-4:00 pm - Session III*

4: 00-5:00 pm - "Live" West African Music -- Alhaji Papa Susso & Co. and Raffle Prizes

* Each session (Session I, II, III) will have four simultaneously running 80-minute seminars.

Some of the topics covered at the workshop include:

Human Rights in a Global Age: View from Africa
African Art at the Met Museum
Islam in Africa
Ghana at 50 Years
Changing Status of Women in Africa
African Literature
West African Music


1) Interested individuals are invited to submit an application and pay the
registration fee. ***Space is limited to 100 participants in total.


2) Early application period lasts from August 15 to September 14. Participation fees are $50 if paid by September 14.

3) Late participation fees from September 15 to October 1 are $65.

4) Applications must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2007.

***For more information, please call 732-445-6638

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