The Horn of Africa includes the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan. It is a region of incredible diversity, intriguing histories, and profound human creativity. Simultaneoulsy it endures major ongoing conflicts, complex humanitarian emergencies, and devastating environmental degradation. The Horn is also a region of strategic importance to the United States given current concerns about terrorism and with our nation's intention of promoting democracy, human rights, economic and social development. This web site along with its partner site, Understanding Sudan, provides materials for educators to support teaching about the Horn with a focus on three themes - environment, managing conflict and youth.

Lesson Plans

Conflict Management Overview, Leonardo Arriola
Horn of Africa Introduction, Martha Saavedra
Somali Language Lesson, Martha Saavedra
Somali Poetry and Rap Lesson, Martha Saavedra
Surprising and Fun Facts, Katherine Trinh Nguyen, Samra Ghermay, Martha Saavedra

Multimedia Resources