Homeschooling mini unit with recipes:
http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2011/05/expedition-earth-nigeria.html
This includes the following links. I do want to note that she says 2 languages are spoken in Nigeria and National Geographic says there are at least 250!

Another, with flag & map printables and several other African countries:
http://www.homeschoolcreations.com/Africa.html

Photos and basic overview:
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/nigeria/

Similar with history timeline, day in the life of a child, products etc.:
http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/nigeria

Another sweet, easy recipe:
http://culturecottage.blogspot.com/search/label/Nigeria

Gourd-carving lesson (no gourd required) written for teachers:
http://www.uni.edu/gai/Nigeria/Lessons/Calabash.html

Free samples of popular Nigerian music:
http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/music.html
Scroll down to find songs in the language of the Isuochi community, Ibo. This site has a lot more I haven’t looked through.

Children’s books:
I highly recommend the books of author Ifeoma Onyefulu. She is Nigerian, living in the U.S. or U.K., and tries through short stories illustrated with photos to show what modern Africa is like. Her book A is For Africa can be a great introduction to the continent. Katya loved Omer’s Favorite Place, about Ethiopia. Most or all of her other books appear to be set in Nigeria. Isaac Olaleye is a another Nigerian author who has written quite a few fictional picture books available locally. I was able to find more fiction for children of various ages on the ocpl.org site by searching in the “subject” field for “Nigeria” and then clicking on “Children’s Literature.” Many but not all are traditional folklore. Older kids, especially girls, may enjoy the various “African princess” titles including the biography At her majesty’s request : an African princess in Victorian England by prolific African-America Young Adult author Walter Dean Myers. African princess : the amazing lives of Africa’s royal women by Joyce Hansen includes the true story of Amina who lived in what is now Nigeria.

Nigerian archaeology:
http://www.archaeology.org/1107/features/nok_nigeria_africa_terracotta.html
For anyone who has a little archaeologist or paleontologist like I do. The Nok culture is 2,000 years old and one of the most advanced ancient cultures in West Africa.

Educational cartoon made in Nigeria, sample about independance day and colonial rule:
http://kidworldcitizen.org/2012/02/23/watch-bino-and-fino-a-new-african-cartoon/

African restaurant in Orange County:
Tana in Anaheim is our family’s #1 favorite restaurant. It features food from Ethiopia, which is in a different region of Africa and has very different food! BUT it is just plain yummy and would be a great addition to any study of the continent in general. Ethiopian staff who are always happy to answer our questions and lots of Ethiopian stuff in the decor make is a fun field trip. Get the sampler platter! There is now a Kenyan restaurant in the same strip center that claims to be the only one in Southern California. It was worth trying once, for us, as the traditional cornmeal starch was really interesting, but the beginning and end of the regional decor is a wooden elephant head and we like the food at Tana a lot more.

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