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Delve into life in Johannesburg using this worksheet. 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.
Explore the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy. This well-developed lesson plan 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.
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 activity that blends pop culture, social studies, and music.
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.
We're going way back to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to discuss pop culture, entertainment, and social dance. Kids discuss the top headlines from those time periods and how music, culture, and dance influence each other and evolve over time. They then predict how social dance will evolve in the future.
Sharpen your pupils' reading comprehension skills with this multiple-choice worksheet. Eight short passages prompt readers to choose the best answer that addresses a detail from the paragraph, based on context clues. The last four questions address vocabulary and word choice. Use this resource to prepare for state testing or to assess your class's reading skills.
“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.
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.