Ancient Africa and the teaching of history

Raquel dos Santos Funari


The paper deals with the subject of ancient Africa in teaching of history in
Brazil. It deals with the ways in which African Antiquity has been and can be
portrayed in education, to propose a more complex, profound and inspiring
picture. It turns to the antiquity of human presence in Africa, through learning
situations. Egypt shines as part of African culture. It concludes by stressing
the role of history classes for the recognition of African presence much
before and beyond the modern period.


Africa; Teaching of history; Ancient Egypt; ancient history.

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Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
Departamento de História
Estrada do Caminho Velho, 333 - Bairro Pimentas
CEP:07252-312 - Guarulhos - São Paulo - Brasil
Heródoto - ISSN Eletrônico - 2448-2609