K-12 Teachers Workshop: Teaching Global Africa Through its Foodways: From the Farm to the Table!
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 09:00am - 03:30pm
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Global Africa, Migrations, Foodways and Storytelling

AMESALL-School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)-BUSINESS SCHOOL and The Center for African Studies (CAS)

Saturday, March 30
K-12 Teachers Workshop

Co-conveners: Professor Renée Larrier (French), Professor Ousseina Alidou (AMESALL), Professor Genese Sodikoff (Director, Center for African Studies)
Professor Jim Simon (SEBS), Professor Albert Ayeni (SEBS), Professor Mark Robson and Professor Kevin Lyons (Business School), Emily Merchant (SEBS), Dr. (Olufunmilola (Funmi) Ibironke (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute), Emily Merchant (Doctoral Student, Plant Biology)

Workshop Facilitator: Professor Albert Ayeni

Location: Rutgers University, Rutgers Academic Building (AB)
15 Seminary Place, room 2150, College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

Description of Workshop
The intercollegiate symposium Global Africa, Migration and The Arts is followed by one day outreach K-12 TEACHERS WORKSHOP: TEACHING GLOBAL AFRICA THROUGH ITS FOODWAYS: FROM THE FARM TO THE TABLE! in collaboration with The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) and the Business School. The aim of the Teachers workshop is to reinforce Rutgers Center for African Studies’s outreach mission to the wider public by raising awareness of the great contributions of Africa and the African Diaspora to world civilizations through their rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurship strategies. This goal will be illustrated in this Teachers Workshop by thematically focusing on Global Africa, Migrations, Foodways and Storytelling. Through the series of pedagogic activities, we hope to have a dialogue with the teachers on the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum development and invite them to reflect on how to include Global African foodways and stories into the K-12 Curriculum on STEM/STEAM, Global Social Studies and the Humanities, Science and Entrepreneurship. K-12 Teachers who participate in the workshop will meet the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) in English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies, and the mandate of the New Jersey Amistad legislation. They will also receive a certificate of attendance.