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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.
Cry, the Beloved Country Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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.
Distance to Travel
In this geography worksheet, students research and find the capital cities of countries who have teams in the World Cup Soccer games in Johannesburg. Students also calculate the distance to travel from each capital city to Johannesburg.
Journey to Jo'burg: Before and After Reading Activities
Delve into life in Johannesburg using this activity. This resource is made to go with Journey to Jo'Burg by Beverley Naidoo. Learners complete before and after reading activities for chapter 8 and then read a short informational text about identification and passes in South Africa. They answer comprehension questions and analytical questions about the pass system in South Africa. An effective resource if you have access to chapter 8 of Journey to Jo'Burg.
Nelson Mandela Activity Worksheet and Progress Test
In this Nelson Mandela activity and progress test worksheet, students respond to a total of 39 short answer, multiple choice, matching, and fill in the blank questions pertaining to Nelson Mandela.
Twelve Average Speed/Rate Word Problems
In this word problem worksheet, students solve twelve word problems discussing average speed or rate. The solutions are provided.
How Has Colonialism Led to Multilingualism in Africa
Prepare yourself for a top-notch presentation on colonialism in Africa! Discussed are the reasons for African multilingualism. Maps and a country-by-country look at various colonists that made their mark on the African continent are explored. A case study and look at the effects of colonialism are covered in sociolinguistic terms. Remember that language houses culture and the shifts seen therein.
Your pupils will be expected to determine the meaning of words and how those words affect the meaning of a text. Help them master this skill with the ideas listed here. First, look over the two activities that could be used for your choice of text. Next, check out the provided quiz that tests learners' ability to interpret language in age-level texts. Useful for Common Core test preparation.
Cry, The Beloved Country: Anticipation Guide
“Poor people are poor because they are lazy and don’t work enough.” “If you are desperate, the means justify the ends.” Prior to reading Cry, The Beloved Country, class members complete an anticipation guide that focuses on issues raised by Alan Paton’s tale of racial inequality in South Africa. After completing the novel, readers return to the guide and compare their current thinking with their initial responses. Complete instructions for crafting an anticipation guide are included.
Storytellers: Bruce Springsteen
Students use the correct music terminology to evaluate a performance, composition, and arrangement of the song "Blinded by the Light" by Bruce Springsteen and compare it to another version recorded by Manfred Man.
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. Extensive background and technique information is included.
Social Studies: Global Women and Poverty
Students conduct research and make comparisons about various global economies. Create graphic organizers to present their research findings and illustrate solutions to problems. Students discuss and debate issues based on what they have learned from rese
Trey and Dave go to Africa: Music
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists. Background information on Senegal, the musicians, web links, and critical-thinking questions accent this well-thought-out lesson that blends pop culture, social studies, and music.
Global Women and Poverty
High schoolers examine poverty and women in Senegal through a video. They work together to gather research about economic prosperity in different countries. They share their information with the class.
Students investigate the pros and cons of genetic engineering. They watch a short Bill Moyers video, conduct Internet research, create a poster, participate in a pro/con debate, and write an essay expressing their personal feelings on the issue.
Reaching for the Sky
Students consider features of skyscraper using descriptive words, reflect on notion of skyscraper as orientation point in a city, and explore New York Times Building in Manhattan by reading and discussing article, "Pride and Nostalgia Mix in The Times's New Home." Students then investigate skyline of international city, choose skyscraper to research, sketch architectural additions, and/or create poems to describe their ideal urban structures.
Science Lessons for Grade 10
Tenth graders identify the parts and functions of the cell. In this series of science lessons, 10th graders investigate crystal formation in covalent compounds. They investigate the factors affecting reaction rates.
Nouns and Articles
Here is a 114-slide PowerPoint that covers the proper use of articles, singular and plural nouns, and rules of capitalization. Your students should gain valuable practice from working through the examples present in the slides. This is an impressive teaching resource!
Learning to Be: Being a Team Player
Pupils take a closer look at their communication skills. In this listening skills lesson, students complete a listening activity based on African society and then consider how generalizations are used when comparing items as they complete a task based on news items.