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Africa Unit Study

Grab your passports and begin exploring Africa with the Global Explorers Club, a family-style “Around the World” homeschool curriculum. Together, you’ll learn about different peoples and their cultures and share engaging stories and folk tales from across Africa. You’ll meet artists and musicians, sample global cuisine, create art, and play games together.

Africa Unit Study


Our Africa unit study includes detailed lesson plans, engaging hands-on activities, beautiful printables, and exclusive resources that cover geography and literature to science and the arts, all through the lens of different countries and cultures. With a focus on cultural appreciation and educational enrichment, our curriculum is perfect for families looking to broaden their horizons and have fun learning together.

Our continent bundle also features dedicated unit planners to help you stay organized and make the most of your educational journey. Experience the freedom and flexibility of a curriculum that adapts to your unique needs and schedule. Our resources are designed to be customizable, allowing you to tailor the learning experience to fit your family’s learning style and pace.

What you get

With your purchase

Our Africa unit study includes 16 country studies, plus dozens of high-quality printable resources and activities. You’ll also receive access to our Notion template, an interactive online planning tool that will allow you to customize your schedule, track your progress, and access additional resources.

  • 16 comprehensive unit studies with a flexible online curriculum database that will provide all the support and resources you need to explore Africa together
  • A unit planner for every country included in the continent bundle
  • The Global Explorer’s Journal
  • Sentence strategy worksheets based on Judith Hochman’s The Writing Revolution method for each country and Circle Round folk tale (grab a freebie here!)
  • African proverbs copywork and tracework sheets for handwriting practice
  • Making Words” activity sheets to practice spelling
  • Book discussion guides for The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst, Mansa Musa and the Empire of Mali by P. James Oliver, and A Leaf for Bongani by Claire Ishi Ayetoro
  • Multicultural hands-on math activities, including Market Math, Infinity Street, and Elapsed Time task cards
  • Map work activities, including Montessori 3-part map cards
  • Suggested math games and activities for every included country, including printable game templates
  • A Global Explorers cookbook template, plus blank recipe and shopping list cards
  • A virtues coloring poster
  • Biomes Around the World food pyramid templates
  • Global Explorers Club boarding passes and reading tickets
  • Suggested supplemental science lessons and learning extensions for each unit
  • Plus, exclusive access to the Global Explorers Club Resource Library, where new materials are made available to you regularly! Members will be able to access these resources for free, forever.

Africa Unit Study

See what adventures and learning opportunities await your family…


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.

Take a peek at the countries on our adventure through Africa…

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  • Ghana
  • Mali
  • Nigeria
  • Liberia
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
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Make Every Moment Count

At the Global Explorers Club, we believe that education should be an exciting journey that brings families closer together. Our curriculum is designed to alleviate the stress of lesson planning, allowing you to focus on what matters most—spending quality time learning and exploring with your children.

Why You’ll Love Our Curriculum

Engaging Content

Our Africa unit study is packed with interactive activities, captivating stories, and hands-on projects that make learning fun for all ages. Dive into the rich history of the different countries throughout Africa, while exploring some of their unique cultures, ecosystems, and natural wonders.

Comprehensive Learning

Give your children a well-rounded education that moves beyond textbooks. Our hands-on curriculum integrates geography, history, literature, science, creative arts and music, while promoting critical thinking, creativity, and cultural awareness.

Flexible and Fun

Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or just starting out, our Africa unit study is designed to fit your family’s schedule. Adapt the lessons to your pace and enjoy the flexibility of learning at home.

Easy Planning

Keep track of lessons, activities, and resources with a user-friendly interface that simplifies your planning process. Plus, access exclusive content and additional resources to enhance your journey through Africa.

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Plus, explore the benefits of our online planning tool.

The Global Explorers Club utilizes Notion to simplify your homeschool planning. It’s a flexible, all-in-one workspace that allows you to easily keep track of each unit study and make changes as needed.


Easy Organization

Keep track of lessons, activities, and educational resources with a user-friendly interface that simplifies your planning process.


Customizable Plans

Tailor the Global Explorers curriculum to fit your family’s unique schedule and learning pace. Adjust plans easily to meet your needs.



Spend less time planning and more time learning. Our Notion template streamlines your preparation, allowing you to focus on enjoying educational adventures with your family.

Notion in Action

Click each image below to see videos showcasing our Notion planning tool and learn how to use its many features.

Notion Template, Part 1

Notion Template, Part 2

Notion Template, Part 3

Notion Template, Part 4

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