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:


Migration Stories: Africans in Midwestern Communities


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. With close to 10,000 African immigrants living today in the heartland metropolitan centers of Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, Wichita and Garden City, a new project entitled “Migration Stories” will facilitate the sharing of migration stories about Africans within Midwestern communities. Visit www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

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