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Lesson: David Goldblatt: Structures and Normativity, looking at Photography
Art can be a vehicle for social change and cultural expression. Upper graders examine the art of photographer David Goldblatt, as it pertains to apartheid, South Africa, and the AIDS epidemic. Discussion questions and image links are included.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 15 Downloads
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
Oprah Winfrey Opens New School in Africa
Students locate Africa and share their knowledge of the continent, then read a news article about Oprah Winfrey building a school in South Africa. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 13 Views 58 Downloads
The Long Walk Of Nelson Mandela
Students are introduced to the influences, philosophies and accomplishments of Nelson Mandela in the context of South Africa's political history. They read summaries, define vocabulary, develop guidelines for creating laws and participate in a variety of discussions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 28 Views 96 Downloads
Students investigate Apartheid government. In this government systems instructional activity, 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 47 Downloads
Social Studies Lesson: Apartheid
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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 65 Downloads
England & France During La Belle Époque
In need of a lot of information on the La Belle Époque and shifts in British and French government a the turn of the century? Well, here is a 79 slide presentation covering British and French history from 1870-1911. A fantastic resource to accompany a world history unit on the democratic beginnings of Britain and France.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
"It's Not Fair"
Students understand the basic rights of people to be treated not because of their sex or their race. In this human rights lesson plan, students draw a comparison between the basic rights in our country and the basic rights in South Africa. Students explain orally or in poetry writing what happens when children don't have these rights.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 72 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 11 Views 39 Downloads
Apartheid: A Journey of Inequality
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 38 Views 70 Downloads
New Review Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Bibliography for Kids
Support young learners as they expand their cultural awareness with this list of children's literature on countries from around the globe. Including both fictional and non-fictional texts. This resource will help students across the primary grades come to appreciate the wonderful diversity the world has to offer.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 22 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News English: Nelson Mandela Day
In this Nelson Mandela Day worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Nelson Mandela Day.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads
Inform your class about foreign policy during the Reagan administration. The resource includes a reading passage that gives an overview of foreign policy decisions made during the Reagan administration and nine questions for pupils to consider.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Strengthening Democracy in Africa
Students analyze democratic advances in Africa. In this global issues lesson, students research Internet, video, and print sources regarding current political developments in Africa. Students create e-collages or digital videos that feature their selected issues.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Developing Rights: "It's Not Fair!"
Students explore and discuss their right to an equal, non-racist, and non-sexist education. They compare/contrast the education system in the UK and South Africa, identify fair and unfair situations, and read and analyze a poem.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Nelson Mandela, Symbol of Courage
Fifth graders study Nelson Mandela. In this leadership lesson, 5th graders study the life of Nelson Mandela. Throughout their learning, they read biographies on Nelson Mandela, compare their community to those in South Africa, discuss apartheid, and create a time line of the important events in Nelson Mandela's life.
5th Social Studies & History 12 Views 124 Downloads
New Review Transportation Systems
Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a car-dependent society, how transportation affects the availability of goods, and transportation for the future.
8th - 12th Science 24 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Right to Workers in United States
"There are more people in slavery now that at any other time in human history." To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect on case studies, and design a plan of action for their community.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable