College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Lesson Plan and Curriculum Resources

KASC has a collection of K-12 lesson plans available upon request that were created by teachers for teachers. Teachers can bring African culture to their classrooms through hands-on art projects to mock traveling activities to engaging discussion. All of the activities in the lesson plans in the catalog can be replicated in the classroom, and any pedagogical matericals can be requested from the center.

Topics of lesson plans available for consultation in our office include (xlsx):

  • Challenging stereotypes in the classroom/media
  • African geography, history and politics
  • Specific culture focus on different regions of Africa
  • Art projects
  • Folktales and proverbs

Online lesson plan resources:

Expert instruction in Arabic, Kiswahili, and Wolof at the beginning and intermediate levels will be offered over eight weeks in June-July 2018.

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships

The Kansas African Studies Center has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming, and the creation of educational resources in local communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic changes in the region. Visit to learn more. 

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