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Teach With Africa Resources

posted Feb 8, 2017, 11:00 AM by Kim Stuart   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 9:11 AM ]
Town is fortunate to have South African guest educator, Sibusiso Sebeko, visit starting Monday 3/6 as part of the Teach With Africa program! Teach With Africa "provides high-quality professional development for teachers and teachers-in-training, focusing on instructional programs and educational leadership initiatives through an exchange of educators in South Africa and the United States," with the goal to give all children equal access to quality education (

We encourage teachers and families to utilize various resources to introduce students to South Africa and the mission of Teach With Africa, so that they are familiar with Sibusiso's home country and the purpose of his visit. Town faculty members Jennifer Liu, Kristen GogginJessica Boualavong, and Chris Mizell have also participated with Teach With Africa, and will be able to answer questions about their experiences. 

Below are a few selected Town Library resources that we suggest using in your classroom before Sibusiso's visit, along with this excellent guide from Hamlin

Resources Grades K - 1

Books (and there are more!)
  • The Herd Boy by Niki Daly Call#: 21 WORLD DALY
  • Nelson Mandela words and paintings by Kadir Nelson. Call#: 14 AFRICA SOUTH.AFRICA [MANDE]
  • Nelson Mandela's favorite African folktales Call#: 14 AFRICA.FOLK
Resources Grades 2 - 4

BrainPop (username - townschool1, password - tiger)
World Book Kids (username - townschool1, password - tiger)
Books (and there are more!)
  • Who was Nelson Mandela? Call#: 14 WHO.WAS
  • South Africa by Chloe Perkins Call#: 22 READER NONFIC WORLD 
  • Soccer World South Africa: Explore the World Through Soccer. Call#: 14 AFRICA SOUTH.AFRICA

Resources Grades 5 - 6

Wordbook Student (username - townschool1, password - tiger)
Books (and there are more!)
  • South Africa: Magic Land  Call#: 14 AFRICA SOUTH.AFRICA
  • South Africa : the people Call#: 14 AFRICA SOUTH.AFRICA
Resources Grades 7 - 8

Gale Resources in Context (password - tiger)
Books (and there are more!)
  • Kaffir Boy : the true story of a Black youth's coming of age in Apartheid South Africa Call#: 24 NONFIC WORLD
  • Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela Call#: 24 NONFIC WORLD [MANDELA]