The overall goal of the educational outreach was to educate children and adults about this vastly important but misunderstood continent.
- Fifth to eighth graders
- Community groups
- Public television stations
- Local educational outreach
- Organizations and individuals with an interest in Africa and its relationship to the United States
- Policymakers, including legislators, public officials, leaders of aid and development agencies, and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
Africa addressed national educational standards for both middle school geography and social studies.
For geography, Africa covers:
- Standards 4 and 6: Places and Regions
- Standards 10 and 11: Human Systems
- Standards 14, 15, and 16: Environment and Society
For social studies, Africa covers:
- Standard 1: Culture
- Standard 4: Individual Development and Identity
- Standard 7: Production, Distribution, and Consumption
- Standard 9: Global Connections
For more information on the National Geography Standard for grades 5-8, contact the National Council for Geographic Education at 724-357-6290, or go to
For more information on the 10 strands of National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), call NCSS Publications at 800-683-0812, or go to www.ncss.org/standards/2.1.html.