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High schoolers explore apartheid. In this South Africa lesson, 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.
Students 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. Students write a letter to a child in South Africa about their daily lives in America.
Students locate Africa and share their knowledge of the continent, then read a news article about Oprah Winfrey building a school in South Africa. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Learners 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. Learners also create a children's book regarding apartheid once they have heard the story of Xoliswa Vanda.
Students explore racial prejudice in South Africa through the reading of "A South African Storm" by Allison Howard. In this cultural and geography instructional activity, 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."
Students understand the basic rights of people to be treated not because of their sex or their race. In this human rights lesson, students draw a comparison between the basic rights in our country and the basic rights in South Africa. Students explain orally or in poetry writing what happens when children don't have these rights.
For this ESL worksheet, students read an excerpt about Durban which is located in South Africa. Then they define seven adjectives listed and respond to seven questions related to the excerpt read. Finally, students complete the story by filling in the correct missing word or phrase for each.
High schoolers 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. High schoolers discuss and analyze how resource management affects a country's economy and society.
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.
Students investigate the biodiversity found along the coast of South Africa. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use the information in order to write lab reports with the data. The instructional activity can be adapted to other coastal areas to collect specimens that can be used for comparing and contrasting.