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South Africa: Revolution at the Ballot Box
High schoolers explore apartheid. In this South Africa lesson plan, students discover details regarding apartheid and determine how the black majority suffered under apartheid. High schoolers discuss why the white minority leadership of South Africa gave up political control of the country to the black majority.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 50 Downloads
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
Life Savers?: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas Regarding AIDS Treatment in South Africa
Young scholars 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."
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 56 Downloads
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.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 32 Views 237 Downloads
The Republic of South Africa
How did South Africa come under the rule of apartheid? Find out how European colonists settled in South Africa and established apartheid to dissuade the African majority from taking back their lands. Slides contain simple text and dates, and they would be helpful in assisting learners in taking notes during lecture.
7th - 9th All 18 Views 28 Downloads
A South African Storm
Students read "A South African Storm" by Allison Howard and participate in a class discussion that examines Howard's letter for both content and writing form. They write a letter using some of the techniques they identified in Howard's.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land
Young scholars 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 37 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 86 Downloads
Where Life Is Too Short
Students 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. Students discuss and analyze how resource management affects a country's economy and society.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 10 Downloads
A South African Storm
Students explore racial prejudice in South Africa through the reading of "A South African Storm" by Allison Howard. In this cultural and geography lesson, students discuss ethnicity and prejudices and cite examples from the letter. Students write a letter using some of the techniques of foreshadowing and symbolism used in "A South African Storm.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 35 Downloads
Apartheid in South Africa
Having vocabulary well defined prior to the beginning of a unit is a good teaching practice. Define concepts, key events, and players that relate to South African apartheid. Each term, event, or person includes a comprehensive definition of their significance to the topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 15 Downloads
South Africa's Apartheid
Discuss South African apartheid, the anti-apartheid movement, and the literature and music it inspired. Slides contain images and facts about life in South Africa during apartheid, social uprisings such as Soweto, and the various artists, musicians, and writers that brought attention to apartheid through their work.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads
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.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
New Review Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story
How did South African apartheid affect the ability of people of color to increase their human capital? Here is a rich lesson in which learners come to understand the relationship between investment in human capital and income, while also gaining insight into the discriminatory practices of South Africa during the mid-1900s.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Tutu Calls For More Respect
Young scholars read a newspaper article about a lecture given by Desmond Tutu on the topic of respect. They define vocabulary, complete comprehension worksheets, analyze the use of reflexive pronouns and prepare a short oral presentation on a person that has influence the thinking of their own country.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 4 Views 43 Downloads
A South African Storm
Students read a letter titled "A South African Storm" on her experiences of discrimination in the country. Individually or as a class, they answer questions about the author's purpose in writing the piece was and how she made herself blend in.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 40 Downloads
Students read and discuss a poem about the issues of gender, education, and family written by a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in South Africa. In this poetry instructional activity, students read the poem 'Moetsana' and discuss the issues South Africa faces illustrated in the poem.
7th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads