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Teaching Africa: Resources for K-12 Teachers: Home


The LibGuide provides information about resources carried by the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies for educators interested in teaching subjects related to the African continent. The many resources suggested in this guide provide basic information about African peoples, history, and culture that can help teachers craft creative and exciting African-Centered curricula. These materials may be utilized in various disciplines such as geography, literature, mathematics, biology,etc. Educators will find texts that illustrate Africa's importance in world history through political, social, cultural, and economic dimensions. The resources cover subjects such as urban and rural space, ethnic and racial diversity, literary expression, and many other cultural, scientific, and political contributions of Africa to the world.

Subject Guide

Esmeralda Kale
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Subjects:African Studies

Library Information

According to the Main Library schedule, “the General Public may enter the Main Library Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. – noon.” The staff in the Herskovits Library are available for assistance Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Many resources in the library are available for checkout by patrons who have a Northwestern card. In the case of patrons who don’t have a Northwestern card, and for materials that can’t be checked out, the library provides logistical support for the reproduction of desired resources. Scanners and copy machines can be found in the Herskovits Library and other parts of the library.

You can usually submit your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request for materials via your school library.

If your school library does not offer ILL services, you can submit your request via your local public library.

These libraries will contact the Northwestern University Library's ILL Department. Northwestern's Interlibrary Loan policies are available here.


General Works