Africa Web Sites


12bet手机版首页 This BBC site features Africa’s top historians and analyzes the events and characters that have shaped the continent from the origins of humankind to the end of South African apartheid. Among the topics covered are the rise and fall of empires and kingdoms, the power of religion, the injustices of slavery, and the expansion of trade between Africa and other continents. Features audio segments.


12bet手机版首页 In this PBS production Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. challenges the widespread Western view of Africa as the primitive “dark continent” civilized by white colonists. The series covers Black Pharaohs, Meroe, Gedi, the Swahili People, Zanzibar, the Ashanti and Dahomey (Benin) Kingdoms, Aksum, Gondar, the Churches of Lalibela, the Dogon, Grand Mosque of Djenne, Empires of Mali & Ghana, the Tuareg, Great Zimbabwe, a 1,000 year old South African city – Mapangubwe, the Shona People, and more. Includes a kids’ activity page, teachers’ lesson plans, and audio clips.


12bet手机版首页 Part of Paul Halsall’s excellent series of Internet Sourcebooks, Internet African History Sourcebook has full-text sources for African history arranged by topics that include the Black Athena Debate, human origins, Egypt, Ethiopia, Islam in Africa, West African kingdoms, Great Religion, the slave trade, and more.


The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, provides a thematic exploration of Africa. The themes revolve around issues of wealth, working, and living conditions in Africa. The history-oriented sections focus on the slave trade, colonialism, and other subjects. The Learning Center offers a helpful list of African resources.

Mr. Dowling’s Electronic Passport helps kids browse the world in his virtual classroom. He introduces you to many civilizations with clear explanations, engaging graphics for kids, and “cool links”. His study guides, homework assignments and exams are free and available for you to print or to edit.


12bet手机版首页 Africa South of the Sahara is maintained by the history department at Stanford University and contains an annotated directory of resources on the history of Sub-Saharan Africa. One can search by topics, countries, or just view the Africa Guide.

Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, Activities and more


Explore the geography of Africa and research the history of West African kingdoms like Timbuktu. PBS Classroom.


Identify the achievements and rich heritage of Ethiopians – particularly their religious heritage – and compare these to modern-day public misconceptions about Ethiopian life. PBS Classroom.


12bet手机版首页 Don Donn of the Corkran (Maryland) Middle School provides a complete unit with 17 daily lesson plans and unit test for sixth graders. There are also links to multiple K12 lesson plans and activities.


12bet手机版首页 Ghana was the first European sub-Saharan slave port, and some scholars say that the African trade routes could not have started without the support of Ghana’s ruling class. One of America’s leading scholars on African American culture and history retraces his family roots to Ghana and explores the psychological impact of the slave trade on his identity as an African American. Create a newspaper about Ghana’s history, culture, and role in the slave trade.


Complete a South African Web scavenger hunt and create class presentations about South Africa and Zimbabwe.


12bet手机版首页 Create original art, make African crafts, listen to selections of African music, and explore numerous Web sites that depict images of many different kinds of art forms native to Africa. PBS. Grades 3-5.


12bet手机版首页 Research slavery around the world today and find out more about institutions working to end slavery. Grades 4 -8.


In this New York Times lesson, students research important issues in Africa and how the concerns are being addressed both nationally and internationally. They then prepare briefing presentations for the American President to influence concerns of foreign policy.(July 9, 2003)

12bet手机版首页PH@School’s Brief Review in Global History and Geography Web site provides multiple-choice questions from actual Regents exams. You can also practice your test-taking skills on document-based essay questions (DBQs), with the option of e-mailing answers directly to your teacher for review.