Africa Portal

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Welcome to the Africa teaching resources portal. This page is intended to list resources useful for teaching courses which cross periods, geographic borders, and look at larger regions or international questions, and also to gather together links to pages about specific countries, regions, or themes. Please browse and share resources below, and feel free to create new subsections. For help with editing see our Editing Guide.

Links to National and Regional Pages

Related Regional, Global or Transnational Pages

Thematic or Topical Pages

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General Africa Teaching Resources

Pre-Recorded Lectures or Podcasts

Assignments or Readings

  • Rethinking the Region: North Africa and Middle East The goals of this research and curriculum were to analyze the common categories used to describe and teach the "Modern Middle East and North Africa" (MENA) in existing U.S. World History textbooks, and to offer alternatives for Grade 9-12 teachers by integrating new scholarship on the region. Seeking to provide a more nuanced approach than what is presently offered, the site examines how textbooks describe and frame the Middle East and North Africa historically through categories, such as the "rise and spread of Islam," the Crusades, and the Ottoman Empire.
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