Ancient South Africa Teacher Resources
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Mask wearing is not just for Halloween! This attractive and informative set of worksheets discusses this important African cultural tradition, as well as a variety of other significant cultural attributes to ancient civilizations, such as divination and demographics.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 28 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tribes And Tribulations
Students explore South African history from pre-colonial times to today. They create a timeline of important events in South African history and reflect on connections between this timeline and the existence of tribal traditions in the country.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 115 Downloads
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.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 10 Views 38 Downloads
Allusion as Commentary: Richard Rive's "No Room at Solitaire"
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.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Renaissance Festival: Classroom Study Guide
This resource incorporates a variety of worksheets on the Renaissance, from crossword puzzles and timelines to an activity designing a family coat of arms. If you are considering hosting a Renaissance fair in your class or you're searching for activities that offer a broad overview of the period, then this is a good resource to get you started.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 44 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Achievements and Challenges of Zimbabwe
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 40 Downloads
Middle schoolers go on an information gathering hunt on the Internet to study West African empires. They work in teams; meteorologists, bankers, writers, and archaeologists. They collect data on all sorts of topics related to West African cultures, and build a website to publish their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 26 Downloads
Past Life at Langebaan on the West Coast
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.
6th - 9th Science 29 Views 57 Downloads
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 136 Views 110 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Gandhi's Ashrams and School Sustainability
Explore philosophy and religion by researching Gandhi. Lead your young students to investigate the life and accomplishments of Mahatma Gandhi by reading the assigned text. Your class will define sustainability and create a sustainable vegetarian meal which they enjoy with their class.
2nd Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Survive Or Not
Seventh graders explore how the availability of productive resources could affect an ancient society. In this World History lesson, 7th graders research two ancient civilizations. Students create maps showing the trade routes of these civilizations.
7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 21 Downloads
New Review The Cultural Geography of Australia, Oceana, and Antarctica
What people groups originally settled in Australia and Oceania, and how do their geography and history affect the regions' cultural makeup? Here you'll find a traditional textbook chapter covering these topics, including informational text, comprehension and discussion questions, images, and map activities.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 25 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students design and build an irrigation system that can move water from one place to another. In this engineering lesson, students test whether their system can move two cups of water to at least three feet from the source. They evaluate and make changes when necessary.
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering 20 Views 57 Downloads
Globalization II - Good or Bad?
"To understand the present, we have to imagine the future." In his final video in the series, the narrator discusses an array of considerations tied to globalization, such as the implications of individualism, our impact on the environment and unsustainable use of the planet's resources, and the world's recent dramatic ideological shift in a turn toward democracy.
13 mins 9th - 12th Science 22 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Worksheet: Environments of Past and Present
After reading about how polar bears and camels are specifically adapted to their environments, young zoologists choose an animal and do the same. They work in groups to discuss how humans interact with their surroundings and then design a poster about possible problems caused by our activities that impact the environment.
4th - 7th Science 37 Views 137 Downloads
The Fossilization Process
After a one-page reading passage about fossilization, earth science explorers make Plaster of Paris molds and casts of objects of their choosing. This activity, although stated as grades 7-9, is really more appropriate for grades 4-6. Also note that some of the questions following the activity are specific to the West Coast Fossil Park in South Africa.
4th - 6th Science 7 Views 16 Downloads
Explore the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy. This well-developed lesson will take your class on a journey through the history of Calligraphy, engage them in technique and style, then challenge them by having them create new strokes to create a new type of Calligraphy.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 56 Downloads
The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature.
9th - 12th Science 114 Views 357 Downloads