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Discover the "Light of Africa" for Black History Month

from Oiada International

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Africa is truly one of the most misunderstood of all the continents. Africa is four times the size of America. Its people speak over 2,000 languages, and the continent itself experiences all four seasons. It is one thing to hear facts about Africa. We could spend all day enumerating different facts about the continent and its history. However, we've found that the one way to truly get to know Africa is by interacting LIVE, face to face with its people through Video Conferencing. In this way, students get to learn first-hand from their peers on the continent the similarities and differences between their cultures without leaving the classroom. When exposed to reality, all of the misconceptions once held are dissolved. That is our aim and that is what we achieve during our live telepresence sessions from Ghana.

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Cost

Multipoint: $150.00
Multipoint Premium: $150.00
Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00
By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $125.00



Length

1 Hour


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons Content Providers: Content Providers

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

No Maximum


Primary Disciplines

Service Learning, Industrial Technology, International, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Economics/Business, Family & Consumer Science, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Sciences, Special Education, Character Education, Technology/Information Science, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Special Needs, Standards, Leadership, Best Practice, Collaboration


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Oiada International

Elizabeth, NJ
United States

O’ia-da International Inc is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Since 1997, Oiada has been dedicated to providing educational programs and services that empower students to become global citizens. O’ia-da’s latest project is the Akoma Ntoso Cultural Centers (ANCC). The ANCC is currently connecting students in the U.S. and Africa by utilizing our 21st century telepresence educational centers. The primary goal of the ANCC is to increase student test scores, decrease drop-out rates and to reduce the achievement gap of schools. We utilize state of the art videoconferencing technology to connect students with students in Africa. Through “LIVE” face to face educational and cultural exchanges, students become excited about learning. Our telepresence centers bring the classroom to life for the students while at the same time serving to increase their language arts, writing, public speaking, presentation, research, foreign language and critical thinking skills.

Contact:
Darryl Batts
darrylbatts@oiadaintl.org
9083551234

Program Details

Format

1.Introductions
2.Presentation from Ghana
3.Group discussion
4.Question and Answer

Objectives

The participants will:
-explore the wonders of Africa
-compare their perceptions with the truth
-engage in discussion about everyday life in Ghana
-develop a greater appreciation for another culture

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Geography Standard 1:

How to Use Maps and Other Geographic Representations, Tools, and Technologies to Acquire, Process, and Report Information From a Spatial Perspective

Geography Standard 10:

The Characteristics, Distribution, and Complexity of Earth’s Cultural Mosaics.

Geography Standard 6:

How Culture and Experience Influence People’s Perceptions of Places and Regions.

Geography Standard 14: How Human Actions Modify the Physical Environment

History Standard 1: Comparative characteristics of societies in the Americas, Western Europe, and Western Africa that increasingly interacted after 1450.

Standard 1C: Comparative characteristics of societies in the Americas, Western Europe, and Western Africa that increasingly interacted after 1450.

Standard 1D
The student understands the differences and similarities among Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans who converged in the western hemisphere after 1492.

History Standard 2:

Era 1: Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)

How early European exploration and colonization resulted in cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected peoples.

Standard 2A
The student understands the stages of European oceanic and overland exploration, amid international rivalries, from the 9th to 17th centuries.

Standard 2B
The student understands the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the Americas.

Era 2 : Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)

Standard 1
Why the Americas attracted Europeans, why they brought enslaved Africans to their colonies, and how Europeans struggled for control of North America and the Caribbean

Standard 1A

The student understands how diverse immigrants affected the formation of European colonies.

Standard 1B

The student understands the European struggle for control of North America.

Standard 3
How the values and institutions of European economic life took root in the colonies, and how slavery reshaped European and African life in the Americas

Standard 3A
The student understands colonial economic life and labor systems in the Americas.

Standard 3B
The student understands economic life and the development of labor systems in the English colonies.

Standard 3C
The student understands African life under slavery.

NL-ENG.K-12.4 COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

NL-ENG.K-12.5 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

NL-ENG.K-12.6 APPLYING KNOWLEDGE

Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.

ENG.K-12.7 EVALUATING DATA

Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

NL-ENG.K-12.8 DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS

Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

NL-ENG.K-12.9 MULTICULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.

NL-ENG.K-12.12 APPLYING LANGUAGE SKILLS