Africa

Featured: African History Resources

February 2, 2016

 Photograph of mosque at TimbuktuAt time of writing, there are 10 National Resource Centers focused on the study of Africa, some of which provide outreach in consortia with other regional centers on their campuses. They offer a diverse set of resources for educators.

Take a look at this small sample of their offerings.

Starting from Scratch

Migration & Diaspora

Summer Institute for Community College Teachers

May 31 - June 2, 2018

Women in World History

How would your curriculum change if your default historical subjects were women, rather than men?

How would you assess the importance of the agricultural revolution or Athenian democracy? Would property rights and marriage laws edge out professional status and voting rights in classroom discussions about power? How would you construct narratives of long-distance trade, imperial conquest, and industrialization? Do you imagine the core periodization and themes underlying your course would be altered?

Environmental History

Summer Institute for Community College Educators

June 2 - 3, 2017

Featured: The Travels of Ibn Battuta

October 5, 2016

The Travels of Ibn Battuta: a Virtual Tour has been one of ORIAS' most successful, most widely used projects. The Travels of Ibn Battuta: A Virtual Tour began as a Web resource written in 1999 by Nick Bartel for his students at Horace Mann Middle School, San Francisco, California.

Sundiata Plot Summary

This plot summary of the Sundiata epic organizes the tale using the Monomyth structure.


Call to Adventure