The African Studies Program is inspired and guided by the Wisconsin Idea to share the expertise, talents, and scholarship of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to promote the study of Africa in schools and communities across Wisconsin.
With nearly fifty years of experience, we are proud of our legacy as pioneers in African Studies outreach in the Upper Midwest, and we look forward to great future partnerships with educators, business leaders, and communities.
Explore our outreach programs and resources share your ideas with our outreach team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outreach Scholars | Lending Collection
As part of our mandate as a Title VI National Resource Center, the African Studies Program reaches out to students, educators, and schools across the state by connecting learning communities with speakers from our Outreach Scholars Program and/or by sharing items from our Lending Collection.
Online Resources | Local Resources | Africa Focus Digital Collection | Member Recommendations
Browse the links provided in order to access materials that can support your teaching of African-related content. The links we have gathered can help you find African news sites, lesson plans, topic-specific resources, and much much more.
AFRICAN STORYTELLING ON WHEELS (2008-2009)
This program brought trained UW student storytellers to classrooms and assembly halls to present African folktales in translation and share songs in African languages accompanied by drums and other instruments. Though the African Storytelling on Wheels program with an end to grant, the the African Studies Program still sends UW-Madison students out into the community through our Outreach Scholars Program.