New Award-Winning Children’s Literature on Africa and the Middle East

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:00am to 3:00pm, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, Howard University

This is the third annual collaboration on a workshop for children’s and youth literature between the Center for African Studies and the School of Education at Howard University and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. This year, with the addition of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CETLA), we will explore the geographic, historical and cultural intersections between the Middle East and Africa. This workshop will focus on the oft-forgotten connections between Egyptian and Nubian history, and the wider connections between North Africa and trans-Saharan Africa through children's literature. The workshop will include a talk by author Karen Leggett Abouraya and several scholars, and will include activities that offer participants to explore the books  and strategize ways to use them in the classroom. In addition to receiving books for their classroom, attendees will gain access to bibliographies of additional books and classroom resources.

The workshop will be held at the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CETLA)
Howard University, 2301 Georgia Avenue, Technology Building (2nd Floor), Washington, D.C. 20059. Use the Bryant Street entrance next to Potbelly to enter the building. Inform the security guard upon entrance that you are attending the Exploring Children’s Literature on Africa and the Middle East at CETLA. (Faculty and students will need to show their Howard ID).

Lunch will be provided.  Sign up now at the registration link here!

A Workshop for Teachers and Faculty co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment (CETLA),  Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, the School of Education, Center for African Studies at Howard University, as National Resource Centers under grants from the Department of Education Title VI program .