Thank you for your interest in becoming A Taste of African Heritage (ATOAH) or A Children’s Taste of African Heritage (ACTOAH) instructor in your community! If you haven’t already, please be sure to fill out our ATOAH Teacher SIgn-Up form, so that we can schedule a phone call to discuss the program with you.

 

Teacher Training for ATOAH & ACTOAH

  1. Watch the entire (56-minute) webinar video above to begin the course. (If you’d like, you can follow along with handouts of the slides from the webinar video, or print them to refer back to.)
  2. To complete the course, please take our short Teacher Training Quiz.  
  3. Finally, download Oldways’ Certificate of Completion for this course.  We can also mail the certificate to you after you have confirmed logistical details with us for teaching a class series. 
  4. Add your class to our Class Listings.

More Resources for Teachers

Start Here: Best Practices from an ATOAH Ambassador

 

If you’re thinking of starting an A Taste of African Heritage class series, start here.

In this video, ATOAH Ambassador Deitra Dennis shares her best practices for new teachers, with helpful tips and tricks for navigating the online resources and web pages for teachers. 

Getting Ready For Your Class

 

Working With Your Students

 

Lesson-by-Lesson Tips for Teaching

 

Further Reading on African Heritage Food & Culture 

Digital Library: Online Resources for Teaching ACTOAH

Lesson 4 (Whole Grains)

Lesson File Description
4-1 VIDEO How West Africans pop sorghum for a snack (2 ½ minutes)
4-2 VIDEO How Injera is made (4 minutes)
4-3 VIDEO How Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam cooks fonio and explains how many popular foods in the South came from Africa (2 ½ minutes)

 

Lesson 5 (Beans and Rice)

Lesson File Description
5-1 SONG Clifford Owusu’s song “Your Jollof” (4 minutes)
5-2
5-2_SweetGrassBaskets.jpg

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Sweetgrass baskets
5-2
5-2_SweetgrassBasketWhiteBG.jpg

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Sweetgrass basket
5-2
5-2_WeavingSweetgrassBasket.jpg

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Weaving sweetgrass baskets

 

Lesson 6 (Tubers and Mashes)

Lesson File Description
6-1
6-1_EatingFufu.jpg

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Eating fufu
6-1
6-1_FufuwithSideDishes.jpg

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Fufu with side dishes

 

Lesson 7 (Fruits, Vegetables and a Healthy Lifestyle)

Lesson File Description
7-1  
7-1_Ackee.jpg

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Ackee
7-1
7-1_AckeeGrowing.jpg

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Ackee growing

7-1

 

7-1_AfricanHornedCucumber-Kiwano.jpg

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African Horned Cucumber — Kiwano
7-1
7-1_AssortedBananas.jpg

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Assorted bananas
7-1
7-1_Citrus.jpg

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Citrus
7-1
7-1_Coconut.jpg

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Coconut
7-1
7-1_FruitVegetableRainbow.jpg

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Fruit and vegetable rainbow

7-1

 

7-1_Guava.jpg

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Guava
7-1
7-1_Mango.jpg

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Mango
7-1
7-1_Papaya.jpg

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Papaya
7-1
7-1_Passionfruit.jpg

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Passionfruit
7-1 
7-1_Pineapple.jpg

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Pineapple
7-1 
7-1_StarApple.jpg

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Star Apple
7-1
7-1_Starfruit-green-yellow.jpg

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Starfruit
7-2
7-2_BaobabFruit.jpg

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Baobab fruit
7-2
7-2_BaobabTrees.jpg

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Baobab trees
7-3
7-3_MichelleObamaSamKessPlantingWHGarden2009.jpg

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Michelle Obama and Sam Kess Planting in the White House Garden, 2009
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7-3_MichelleObamaWHGarden2013.jpg

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Michelle Obama in the White House Garden, 2013

 

Video Demos for Teachers

Watch as teacher Claire Richardson prepares African Heritage recipes, just as she would prepare them with her class!

Jollof Rice

Watch on YouTube

Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

Garlicky Dill Mojo Sauce

Watch on YouTube