Africa Isn’t A Country: Combating Stereotypes about Africa
Teacher will instruct students to go to Poll Everywhere and enter in class code to write 10 words/phrases they associate with Africa. Teacher will then discuss results with students
Teacher will give time for students to read article on their own, and require each student to annotate one-sentence summaries per section in class journals
Teacher-led class discussion: What are some of the fallacies we’ve been led to believe about Africa? How do we know they are fallacies? What does the public need to see/read/know about African countries in order to dispel those stereotypes/fallacies?
Teacher will write student suggestions on the board and encourage students to analyze visuals
Teacher will instruct students to create (in small groups) a visual and written text that contradicts stereotypes about African countries, which can then be shared on social media.