African Literature in the Elementary Classroom

Tuesday 9:30 Room A-2

Presenter: Breeanna Elliott, Boston University

This clinic focuses on teaching elementary students about the diverse continent of Africa through the lens of literature. In reading and engaging with varied stories from throughout the continent, students will learn to acknowledge differences and celebrate similarities between their cultures and experiences and those of Africans. This clinic will provide reading list suggestions, lesson plans, and multi-disciplinary activities, all of which are aligned with MA Standards, but diversify the curriculum and encourage students to think globally.

Target Audience
 

  • Elementary

Subject Area
 

  • Geography
  • Literature
  • Multidisciplinary

Materials
Link to Dropbox for slide presentation files for both of the African presentations