What Do We Want Children to Learn About Africa?

This news post, with a teaching idea, is based on a critique of a map of Africa, produced by the National Geographic in 2006 with sponsorship (and ads throughout) by Purell hand sanitizer. The map is part of the National Geographic “My Wonderful World” series for display in schools. By Margy Burns Knight Not long […]

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I Didn’t Know There Were Cities in Africa!

This article was published in Teaching Tolerance in the fall of 2008 in collaboration with Teaching for Change. The issue continues to be relevant today. By Brenda Randolph and Betsy DeMulder In the fall of 2007, in a 1st- and 2nd-grade classroom during circle time, Ms. Brown told her students, “My friend is planning a […]

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Mything Mandela

This article was published in Rethinking Schools (Volume 28 No.3 – Spring 2014.)  By Deborah Menkart Mandela, the beautifully illustrated children’s book by Kadir Nelson, has been selected as one of the top books on Nelson Mandela by many groups including Colorlines and Kirkus Reviews. Given Kadir Nelson’s talents and strong reputation as a children’s book […]

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Sarah Markes Visiting to Discuss and Sign New Book, Street Level

Teaching for Change welcomes Sarah Markes to discuss and sign her new book, Street Level: A Collection of Drawings and Creative Writing  Inspired by Dar es Salaam Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Busboys and Poets (14th and V)  Street Level was selected as 2012 Honor Book for Older Readers by the Children’s […]

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Race and Africa in Ranger Rick Magazine

Jennifer Holladay’s excellent critique of the Ranger Rick Magazine is just one more reason why Teaching for Change is a proud co-sponsor of the Teaching About Africa K-12 Conference on November 19, 2011. Holladay wrote, “The February 2011 issue [of Ranger Rick] is promoted as a ‘Special Valentine Issue!’ — but that alone doesn’t explain […]

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