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Here is an excellent set of five short lessons and activities intended to help learners not only gain an understand of current issues in Africa, but build critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, expository writing, research, and evaluation skills. Each lesson plan focuses on one of the following topics: women in Zimbabwe, agriculture, economy, education, racial issues, and land redistribution.
The end of WWII brought big changes around the world, not the least of which occur in the increasingly decolonized continent of Africa. This slideshow details the developing countries of Ghana, Kenya, Congo, Nigeria, and South Africa, to name a few. Viewers will be outraged over the violation of civil liberties in these countries as they work on becoming more developed - and in some cases, more dangerous.
In Richard Rive's short story "No Room at Solitaire," based largely on the story of Jesus' birth, a poor Black couple seeks shelter at a white restaurant in apartheid-era South Africa and is turned away. Sets the stage for a fruitful discussion of the purpose of allusion as commentary. Learners then select a literary allusion (3 choices are provided) to use in planning an original story based on Rive's model.
Atomic theory as a philosophical study was explored even by the Ancient Greeks. The knowledge of atoms was developed in the 17th century. This PowerPoint explains how by the 1940's, splitting of the atom was discovered and since then, Nuclear Fission has been explored as a source of energy. Important dates are given and the main developments are summarized. These slides would be useful to support a class discussion.
Three pages of intriguing pictures and reading passages about the natural history of Africa's West Coast Fossil Park make up the bulk of this handout. There are 13 questions to answer and directions for designing a poster about one of the extinct animals introduced within the text. The assignment is not complex, but it is interesting. It can be used as an effective enrichment for your middle school earth scientists. Teachers notes and a grading rubric for the poster make this more than just a student worksheet.