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Students explore apartheid. In this South Africa lesson, students discover details regarding apartheid and determine how the black majority suffered under apartheid. Students discuss why the white minority leadership of South Africa gave up political control of the country to the black majority.
Students participate in a roundtable forum to discuss the notion of defying South African national government policies in order to fight AIDS after reading the online article, "A Bold Move on AIDS in South Africa."
Learners compare the life of a child in South Africa to the life of a child in America. In this multicultural education lesson, students read the book Not So Fast Songololo and discuss the differences and similarities between their lives and the life of a child in Africa. Learners write a letter to a child in South Africa about their daily lives in America.
Students explore South Africa. In this South Africa activity, 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.
Have your class learn about South Africa and prepare for a discussion using this resource. Learners read a 3-page article about the nation and then note details about apartheid, Afrikaners, Nelson Mandela, and more on the provided graphic organizer.
Students listen to the book, Not So Fast Songololo, and locate South Africa on a map. They identify similarities between the daily life of a child in South Africa and America, and write a letter and draw a picture to a child in South Africa.
Young scholars investigate the purpose of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. They debate whether a similar action would be useful in the US for resolving slavery issues.
For this African culture worksheet, students read a selection about the creation of South Africa and then create a time line and respond to 4 short answer questions.
Students read an essay by Amber Bechtel on the situation of AIDS in South Africa. After reading, they participate in a class discussion answering questions posed by their teacher. To end the lesson, they reflect on the situation in the country in their journals.
Students explore their own ideas about inequality and property ownership and then examine South Africa's ongoing land disputes. They write an essay after researching several South African groups.
Students study the impact and implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa and beyond. They explain how the AIDS pandemic is affecting multiple aspects of life in South Africa and why life expectancies differ dramatically among nations.
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.
Ninth graders explore the World Cup in Africa. In this South African lesson, 9th graders read an article and answer guided reading questions. Students complete a quiz on their reading.
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.
Students select a country in South Africa and writes a one-page report on the economic and social issues facing that country, offering suggestions as to how the conditions of poverty and HIV/AIDS.
In this South African Trivia worksheet, 6th graders research and answer questions about South Africa. Students write fifty-five answers.
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.
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.
Young scholars predict how a pandemic would affect aspects of South Africa's society. In this world issues and geography lesson, students read a letter outlining the problems affecting South Africa. Young scholars discuss and analyze how resource management affects a country's economy and society.