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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. Each lesson focuses on one of the following topics: women in Zimbabwe, agriculture, economy, education, racial issues, and land redistribution.
Middle schoolers view and discuss the benefits and challenges associated with gold-mining in Africa after viewing a Discovery Channel video on the topic. In small groups, they choose one particular topic presented in the video to research and create a ten most interesting facts list.
Students examine the gold-mining industry in Africa. For this geography skills lesson, students watch "Africa: Economics and Change," investigate the challenges of working in mines, research attributes and production of gold and discuss their findings with their classmates.
Learners explore apartheid. In this South Africa lesson, students discover details regarding apartheid and determine how the black majority suffered under apartheid. Learners discuss why the white minority leadership of South Africa gave up political control of the country to the black majority.
An amazing PowerPoint on the decolonization of Africa, India, and Latin America. As each nation fought for independence, changes occurred economically, socially, and politically. Each of these changes are outlined in a thorough and complete manner while providing evidence for comparison between all three regions. Definitely good for college prep.
Introduce the topic of sustainable development. Using Africa as an example, high schoolers will read about these types of projects and how they are protecting their wildlife in reserves. They analyze the role of globalization in these types of projects and debate the usefulness in wildlife reserves.
Middle schoolers examine African economics and change. In this Africa lesson, students watch segments of the Discovery video "Africa: Economics and Change." Middle schoolers conduct further research pertaining to African gold mining and then create Top Ten lists regarding the topic.