About eBuukuu

eBuukuu produces digital educational materials that stimulate students’ curiosity while helping them to learn important content and creative competencies. Our interactive applications are aimed at advanced high school and lower-division college students. Most of our apps use historical and social studies approaches to teach about the past, including critical thinking skills, methodology, professional ethics, and the usable past.

Our apps

eBuukuu’s materials are story-based, multimedia, and rich in connections to the past. They center around a story, supported by original documents and sources of many types, as well as instructional materials, including questions, exercises, and tools for teacher guidance and feedback to students.

eBuukuu’s web platform enables teachers and schools to purchase our materials or designate them for direct student purchase. Materials are licensed for student or teacher use, usually on a semester basis. If you are a teacher, interested in using one of our products in your classroom, email us at sales@ebuukuu.com

Developing a new app

eBuukuu develops projects based either on an author’s proposal or by commissioning an author to work with specific historical materials or issues, sometimes leveraging existing historical works. eBuukuu connects authors with other agents of the production process, including programmers, illustrators, and teachers. We work with authors to ensure that materials meet the needs of students and teachers, including applicable curriculum requirements. If you are interested in developing a story, email us at author@ebuukuu.com.

Abina and the Important Men

Young, enslaved, African, and poor, Abina Mansah was the kind of person you never learned about in history class. Today’s students are luckier. They can meet this bold, intelligent, and pugnacious young woman in Abina, a digital education app designed around the 19th century documents that tell the story of Abina taking her master to court.

About the ABINA app

  • weaves together 6 animated movies, entertaining story, beautiful art, and important content
  • explores global issues through the personal experiences of the story’s characters
  • is aimed at the hearts and minds of high school students and teachers
  • helps students build key critical thinking and social studies skills

At its core is a brilliant movie adaptation of Abina’s story, charmingly voiced and animated by San Francisco State University students and teachers. The movie, embedded in an eReader, allows students to explore the global issues and personal experiences of Abina and others in the story. Teachers will love the accompanying instructional materials that include lesson plans, groupwork materials, and project designs.

You can download the app for mobile, tablet, or laptop from the Apple, Android, or Google stores. Email sales@ebuukuu.com for pricing and to purchase.