Apartheid Teacher Resources
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When a resource like this comes along, I want everyone to see it. Actively engage your learners with a lesson on apartheid. They'll analyze 10 photos, complete two journal entries, and read six slides of text separated into dated chunks. A lot of critical thinking, group work, and writing makes this an excellent learning tool, focused on a very important topic.
Students research the occurence, history and politics of apartheid in South Africa. They study Canada's involvement through sanctions and other pressures on the apartheid movement.
Students research and discuss the former system of Apartheid in South Africa and focus on worldwide anti-Apartheid movements. They identify anti-Apartheid songs and present the lyrics to the class.
Students examine the St. John slave revolt of 1733. For this slavery and apartheid lesson, students view the DVD "Slavery, Society, and Apartheid." Students respond to discussion questions regarding the content of the DVD which features the triangular trade route and the St. John slave revolt.
Students, in groups, research apartheid and its effects on South Africa. They present their information to the class.
Motivate your class with this worksheet on apartheid. After responding to several pre-reading questions, learners read and mark 2 articles: 1 about the Soweto Uprising and 1 about Nelson Mandela. They then respond to 4 short answer questions regarding the articles. The first question asks pupils to fill in a graphic organizer that they use to help answer the remaining questions.
Students investigate Apartheid government. In this government systems lesson, students participate in a classroom simulation that requires them to experience the unjust Apartheid system. Students also hold mock trials based on scenarios that they read in class and write self-assessments about the experience.
Students explore South Africa. In this South Africa lesson, students investigate the natural resources of the nation and how they have impacted the culture and history of the nation. Students also create a children's book regarding apartheid once they have heard the story of Xoliswa Vanda.
Learners research human rights leaders. For this social justice lesson, students research selected websites about the accomplishments of leaders of the Civil Rights and Apartheid movements. Learners use their research findings to participate in a mock press conference.
Students examine the Apartheid system of South Africa through a role-play activity. The role-play activity ends with a class discussion on how the events affected each individual. A class discussion continues after reading an article about the history of Apartheid and the laws of South Africa in order to prepare for a mock trial.
Pupils view a television program that depicts the history South African Apartheid and the United States' system of segregation. They discuss how laws were used to uphold these institutions and compare and contrast racism and intolerance in the two countries. Students explore how racism affects their lives today.
Having vocabulary well defined prior to the beginning of a unit is a good teaching practice. Define concepts, key events, and players that relate to South African apartheid. Each term, event, or person includes a comprehensive definition of their significance to the topic.
Bring a global, human perspective to your class by discussing segregation and apartheid in South Africa. This presentation poses three questions for learners to ponder, a timeline, images, and a very simple outline of important information.
Students research five hundred years of social, economic, territorial, and political history in South Africa, with a focus on the apartheid system. They present their research in the form of a timeline.
Students examine the instances in history in which groups of people were segregated by race or ethnicity. After reading an article, they discover how apartheid impacted people's attempt to an education. Using the internet, they research various apartheid policies and write a perspective of people who lived in South Africa during these times.
Students read a letter titled "A South African Storm" on her experiences of discrimination in the country. Individually or as a class, they answer questions about the author's purpose in writing the piece was and how she made herself blend in. They compare it to the story of "Cry, Beloved Country" and how attitudes have changed since the birth or apartheid and today.
Seventh graders produce a "Conflict Escalator" plot learning tool to demonstrate how conflict escalates. They apply this tool to Apartheid conflicts in South Africa. They research via the internet after reading conflict case studies.
Sixth graders examine the contributions of Desmond Tutu and the history of apartheid in South Africa. They listen to the book "The Story of Ruby Bridges," listen to a lecture and analyze a timeline, conduct an interview, and participate in a role-play.
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, and should be copied into notebooks. Vocabulary words are defined on the side. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.