Global Explorers: Africa
Grab your passports and begin exploring Africa with the Global Explorers Club, a family-style “Around the World” homeschooling curriculum designed specially for elementary-age children. Together, you’ll learn about different peoples and their cultures and share engaging stories and folk tales from around the world. You’ll meet artists and musicians, sample global cuisine, create art, and play games together.
The Global Explorers Club: Africa Unit Study
After a short introductory unit introducing your family to the continent of Africa and its many countries, you’ll begin your adventure in Ghana where you’ll meet Anansi, one of the most popular animal tricksters from West Africa. You’ll begin to study the African rain forest, learn about Adinkra printmaking and Kente cloth, create Akan “brass” goldweights, make jollof rice, and learn how to play Ampe, Oware, and Pombo.
Next, you’ll head to Mali where you’ll read about Mansa Musa, a famous king from Mali who was known for his wealth, generosity, and influence during the 14th century. You’ll explore bògòlanfini, learn more about jelis, or griots, while learning to sing several traditional Malian songs, play Awalé, and more.
In Nigeria, you’ll continue your study of the African rain forest, learn about the ancient Kingdom of Benin, make decorated cloth in the manner of adire eleko, prepare plantain chips and hausa masa, and learn how to play Ayo, Dara, and Igba-ita. You’ll also meet the author Atinuke, a famous Nigerian author who has written several book series for children, including Anna Hibiscus, The No. 1 Car Spotter, and Too Small Tola.
And that’s just to start! With a total of 16 unit studies, your family will have all the support and resources you need to explore Africa.
Africa Unit Studies
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- Geography and Culture
- Language Arts
- Character Education
- Practical Math
- Arts and Handicrafts
You’ll also receive more than a dozen printable resources to use throughout your study of Africa, including the Global Explorers Journal to document your family’s study of each country; sentence strategy worksheets based on Judith C. Hochman’s The Writing Revolution method; African proverbs copywork sheets, “Making Words” lists to be used for spelling games; food chain pyramid templates, place value activities, boarding passes, reading tickets, recipe cards, games, and more!
Curriculum Planning Tools
The Global Explorers Club utilizes Notion to make homeschool planning, organization, and record-keeping a breeze. When you purchase a curriculum unit, you’ll receive access to the Global Explorers Club’s Notion template, a flexible, all-in-one online workspace that allows you to easily keep track of each unit study and make changes as needed.
Books & Resources
Here are the suggested books to have on hand as you explore Africa together. Remember, the Global Explorers program is flexible, and you don’t necessarily have to use all of the books listed below.
Recommended Books & Resources
Join the Global Explorers Club today and begin your family’s adventure through Africa!
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Discover Africa with specially-designed country unit studies that include literature, art, music, geography and culture, character education, science, handicrafts, and cooking. Best of all, a unit planner for each country helps you stay organized, freeing up more of your time to enjoy your family’s global learning adventure.
Here’s a quick guide on getting started with the Global Explorers program. If you have any additional questions, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.