The Africa Classroom Package: Links and Resources

This page lists links to educational Web sites about Africa and (below) a list of additional related resources.


The Living Africa - Superb site created by high school students for Think Quest. Excellent photos and information.
PBS Africa for Kids - Stories, activities, photos and lots of fun.
PBS Wonders of the African World - Based on series w/ Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
PBS Africa - Excellent resource, based on series.
PBS Kid's Africa - Tour Africa with Anansi the spider.
Geographia's Introduction to Africa - With sections on Namibia and Kenya.
Flags of Namibia
PBS The Living Edens: Etosha - Visit the famous Etosha Pan of Namibia.
The Smithsonian's African Voices - For older students; excellent photography and information.
Kid's Zone at Afro-Americ@ - Games, stories, maps and information designed for kids.
Africa Online: Kids Only - Games, activities, discussions and teacher reference.
Jungle Jack's Journal - Go on an African safari with renowned zoo educator.
Masai Mara - Explore Kenyan wildlife and culture.
Tour Egypt - Promotional site with useful info and photos.
Yale University's Swahili Pronunciation Guide - Swahili pronunciation and a link to the 'Internet Living Swahili Dictionary.
The Internet Living Swahili Dictionary (Kamusi Project)
Yahooligans! - Around the World: Regions: Africa - Links to more African sites for young people.

Yahooligans! - Around the World: Countries: Namibia
Yahooligans! - Around the World: Countries: Kenya

Related Resources

Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams (Lothrop, Lee and Shepard). Why not work with the school art teacher to make your own galimotos out of wire and old foam rubber after reading the book.

Why Do You Speak As You Do? A Guide to World Languages by Kay Cooper (Walker)

Skipping Stones: A Multicultural Children's Magazine, PO Box 3939, Eugene, OR 97403-0939; (914) 246-7828

Teaching Tolerance Magazine (free for teachers), 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery AL 36104

Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture by Claudia Zaslavsky (Lawrence Hill Books)

The People Could Fly: American Black Folk Tales told by Virginia Hamilton (Knopf) (Many of the stories originated in Africa.)

The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales retold by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst (Little, Brown)

The Hat Shaking Dance and Other Ashanti Tales from Ghana by Harold Courlander (HBJ)

Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book by Muriel Feelings (Dial)

World Pen Pals P.O. Box 337 Saugerties, NY 12477 Phone/Fax: (914) 246-7828

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