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Global Africa, Migration, Literature and the Arts K-12 Teachers’ Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 09:00am - 03:30pm


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Teaching Global Africa Through Its Foodways: From the Farm to the Table!

This workshop is aimed to prepare K-12 teachers in New Jersey to teach about Africa's contribution to global health through its foodways. The workshop will be led by a trainer with a strong expertise in training educators.

Here are the four goals that will be explored:

  1. How food systems work (from production to consumption).
  2. The role of food in social life (weddings, festivals, etc.).
  3. The connections between nutritious food, health, and a productive life.
  4. The ethnic crops and culinary arts of African immigrant populations in New Jersey.

This workshop is suitable for teachers of social studies, science, health and nutrition, geography, literature, music, language, and art. The workshop will provide teachers with resource materials for curriculum design. Teachers will also earn professional development credit and their participation will enable them to meet the Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies, and the mandate of the New Jersey Amistad legislation. 

Location: Rutgers Academic Building 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Fee: $35 (includes food and materials) Checks should say Rutgers University with AMESALL on the memorandum line.

Please mail payment to:

Center for African Studies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall A-346
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8045

Attn: Global Africa Teachers’ Workshop/Christine Waithe

Please note that this event is by reservation only. Please RSVP for space purposes.

Your next step is to REGISTER here. You should receive a confirmation of your registration.

If not, please contact us at (848) 445-6638 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Co-Sponsors: Center for African Studies, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Business School, School of Public Health, Department of French, Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, Department  of Plant Biology, and The Language Center. 

Location: : Rutgers Academic Building 15 Seminary Place New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Room: 2150