Schedule of Activities

Ghana Group Projects Abroad

2016 Tentative Itinerary

May 14- June 15, 2016

DAY/LOCATION

DATE

ACTIVITIES

1

Savannah

Saturday, May 14

Depart Savannah

2

Accra

Sunday, May 15

Arrive in Accra, Ghana

3

Accra

Monday, May 16

Morning: University of Ghana

Afternoon: City Tour and visit with Government Officials

4

Accra

Tuesday, May 17

Morning: University of Ghana

Afternoon: The National Museum of Ghana

5

Accra

Wednesday, May 18

Morning: University of Ghana

Afternoon: W.E.B Dubois Memorial Pan African Centre for Culture

6

Accra

Thursday, May 19

Morning: University of Ghana

Afternoon: Museum of Ethnography

7

Accra

Friday, May 20

Morning: University of Ghana

Afternoon: Morning Star K-12 School and Makola Market

8

Accra

Saturday, May 21

Excursion to Torgorme Village and Shai Hills

9

Accra/Cape Coast

Sunday, May 22

Morning: Optional church service

Afternoon: Leave Accra for Cape Coast

10

Cape Coast

Monday, May 23

Morning: University of Cape Coast

Afternoon: Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Castles

11

Cape Coast

Tuesday, May 24

Morning: University of Cape Coast

Afternoon: Kakum National Park

12

Cape Coast

Wednesday, May 25

Morning: University of Cape Coast

Afternoon: Elmina Walking Tour

13

Cape Coast

Thursday, May 26

Morning: University of Cape Coast

Afternoon: Gramophome Records Museum Research Centre of Ghana

14

Cape Coast

Friday, May 27

Morning: University of Cape Coast

Afternoon: Java Museum and Global Mamas

15

Cape Coast

Saturday, May 28

Morning: Fishing activities in Elmina

Afternoon: Community Service

16

Cape Coast/Kumasi

Sunday, May 29

Leave Cape Coast for Kumasi

17

Kumasi

Monday, May 30

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: City Tour

18

Kumasi

Tuesday, May 31

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: Manhiya Palace Museum

19

Kumasi

Wednesday, June 1

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: Prempeh Jubilee Museum

20

Kumasi

Thursday, June 2

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: Armed Forces Museum

21

Kumasi

Friday, June 3

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: Leave Kumasi for Mole National Park

22

Kumasi

Saturday, June 4

Mole National Park Visit

23

Kumasi

Sunday, June 5

Return to Kumasi

24

Kumasi

Monday, June 6

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: Kajetia and Adum Markets

25

Kumasi

Tuesday, June 7

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: Kente, Adinkra and carving Villages

26

Kumasi

Wednesday, June 8

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: Bantama Royal Mausoleum/ Kumasi Zoo

27

Kumasi

Thursday, June 9

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: Ahanti Cultural Arts Center/Bronze casting, cane furniture, kente cloth.

28

Kumasi

Friday, June 10

Morning: KNUST

Afternoon: Visit with King Osei Tutu

29

Kumasi

Saturday, June 11

Morning: Community Service

Afternoon: Participation in Music and Dance Festival

30

Kumasi

Sunday, June 12

Optional Church Service

Leave Kumasi for Accra

31

Kumasi/Accra

Monday, June 13

Free day: shopping and farewell

32

Accra

Tuesday, June 14

Leave Accra for Savannah

33

Savannah, GA

Wednesday, June 15

Arrive in Savannah

Tentative Schedule in Ghana

                                                                  1st Week (Accra)

Time

Monday

5/16

Tuesday

5/17

Wednesday

5/18

Thursday

5/19

Friday

 5/20

Saturday

5/21

Sunday

5/22

7:00-7:45

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

8:00-10:00

Orientation;

Program Review;

Tour of the University of Ghana.

Session 2:

History of Ghana: from the pre-colonial to the colonial period

Dr. Edem Adotey

Session 4: Geography of Ghana: location, Landscape, resources, climate, demography etc.

Professor George Owusu

Session 6:

The teaching of the History of Ghana in K-12: contents, pedagogy, and assessment

Professor Frank Afari

Session 8:

The teaching of the Geography of Ghana in K-12: contents, pedagogy, and assessment.

Professor George Owusu

Excursion to Torgorme Village and Shai Hills

Church service (optional)

10:00-10:15

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:15- 12:15

Session 1:

Education in Ghana: organization of k-12 and universities

Professor Frank Afari

Session 3:

History of Ghana: from the colonial period to the present

Dr. Edem Adotey

Session 5:

The people and languages of Ghana;

Dr. Josephine Dazhene-Quarshie

Session 7:

The Teaching of the History of Ghana in Universities: contents, methodology, and assessment.

Dr. Edem Adotey

Session 9:

The teaching of the Geography of Ghana in Universities: contents, methodology, and assessment

Professor George Owusu

12:15- 1:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:30-5:30

City Tour

The National Museum of Ghana

W.E.B Dubois Memorial Pan African Centre for Culture

Museum of Ethnography

Morning Star K-12 School/ Makola Market

Leave Accra for Cape Coast

Evening

                                                              2nd Week (Cape Coast)

Time

Monday

5/23

Tuesday

5/24

Wednesday

5/25

Thursday

5/26

Friday

5/27

Saturday,

5/28

Sunday

 5/29

7:00-7:45

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

8:00-10:00

Session 10:

Welcome and Tour of the University of Cape Coast

Session 12:

Entrepreneurship in Ghana: weaving, sculpture etc.

Dr. Douglas Frimpong Nnuro

Session 14:

Ethnic groups and Religion; marriage and deaths.

Dr. Alex Wilson

Session 16:

The Teaching of slavery and culture in K-12 and Universities: contents, methodology, and assessment

Dr. Wilson Yayoh

Class visitations at Cape Coast University             Â

( participants will select classes that relate to their fields)

Watch fishers in action.

Church service: Optional

Leave Cape Coast for Kumasi

10:00-10:15

Break

Break

Break

10:15- 12:15

Session 11:

The History of slave trade and the Castles in Cape Coast and Elmina

Dr. Wilson Yayoh

Session 13:

Society and culture: Customs, names and their meanings, etiquette, family, and hierarchy etc.

Dr. Douglas Frimpong Nnuro

Session 15:

Food, cooking and recipes, festivals and events.

Mrs. Christie Offei Ansah

Session 17:

The teaching of Religion and culture in K-12 and universities: contents, methodology, and assessment

Rev. Asare Danso

Class visitations in K-12

Community

Service

12:15- 1:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:30-5:30

The Cape Coast and Elmina Slave Castles/

Dunjeons

Kakum National Park

Elmina Walking Tour

Gramophome Records Museum research Centre of Ghana

Java Museum

Global Mamas

Evening

                                                                    3rd Week

Time

Monday

5/30

Tuesday

5/31

Wednesday

6/1

Thursday

 6/2

Friday

6/3

Saturday

6/4

Sunday

 6/5

7:00-7:45

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

8:00-10:00

Greetings and tour of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Session 19:

Introduction to Twi

Dr. Charles Marfo

Session 21:

Social studies curriculum in K-12: objectives, contents, and assessment

Cecelia  Ankomah

Session 23:

Government and Politics in Ghana

Prof. Dramani Aminu

Session 25:

Introduction to Twi

Dr. Charles Marfo

Church service (optional)

10:00-10:15

Break

Break

Break

10:15- 12:15

Session 18:

History of the Ashanti Kingdom and the Golden stool

Dr. Wilhelmina J. Donkoh

Session 20:

Introduction to Twi

Dr. Charles Marfo

Session 22:

Social studies curriculum at KNUST: objectives, contents, and assessment

Prof. Harriet Takyi

Session 24:

Political participation: Civil society, students, women, and youth

Prof. Dramani Aminu

Session 26:

Introduction to Twi

Dr. Charles Marfo

Community Service

12:15- 1:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:30-5:30

City Tour

Tafo Kumasi/

Central Market

Manhiya Palace Museum/

Prempeh II Jubilee Museum

Prempeh College/

Opuku Ware School

Kumasi Hat Museum

Armed Forces Museum

Fort Kumasi

Visit with the King of Ashanti

Observing the traditional marriage ceremony

Watch Kotoko of Kumasi (optional

soccer game)

Evening

4th Week

Time

Monday

6/6

Tuesday

6/7

Wednesday

6/8

Thursday

6/9

Friday

 6/10

Saturday

6/11

Sunday

 6/12

7:00-7:45

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

8:00-10:00

Session 27:

Introduction to Twi

Dr. Charles Marfo

Session 29:

The economy of Ghana; production, export, industries, etc.

Dr. Grace Ofori-Abebrese

Session 31:

Introduction to Twi

Dr. Charles Marfo

Session 33

Ghana's international relations: relations with Western and Eastern countries; relations with International organizations etc.

Prof. Dramani Aminu

And Ms. Mercy Vanessa Darkwaa Appiah

Session 35:

The role and place of women in the Ghanaian society

Prof. Harriet Takyi

Communi-

ty Service

Church Service (Optional)

Leave Kumasi for Accra

10:00-10:15

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:15- 12:15

Session 28:

Introduction to Twi

Dr. Charles Marfo

Session 30:

Ghana's economy: agriculture, farms, infrastructure and transporta-tion

Dr. Grace Ofori-Abebrese

Session 32:

Introduction to Twi

Dr. Charles Marfo

Session 34:

Ghana's relations with African countries, the African Union, and regional organizations

Prof. Dramani Aminu

And Ms. Mercy Vanessa Darkwaa Appiah

Session 36:

Music and Dance

In Ghana

Prof. Reginald Myres Abeku Sackey

Participation in Music and Dance Festival

12:15- 1:00

Lunch

Lunch

1:30-5:30

Kajetia and Adum Markets

Kente , Adinkra, and carving villages.

Bantama Royal Mausoleum/

Kumasi Zoo

Ashanti Cultural Arts center/Bronze casting, cane furniture, kente cloth

Excursion to selected villages to visit with traditional chiefs

Evening

5th Week

Time

Monday

6/13

Tuesday

6/14

Wednesday

6/15

Free day: Shopping in Accra Leave Accra for Savannah Arrive in Savannah

GGPA Pre- and Post- Travel Activities