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South Africa: Revolution at the Ballot Box
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 50 Downloads
Life Savers?: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas Regarding AIDS Treatment in South Africa
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."
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 54 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 31 Views 237 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 6 Views 15 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
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
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
Where Life Is Too Short
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.
6th - 12th Science 8 Views 14 Downloads
Young scholars 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 instructional activity, 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
Young scholars 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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 35 Downloads
A Child's Daily Life 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 instructional activity, 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.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 16 Views 51 Downloads
Oprah Winfrey Opens New School in Africa
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.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 13 Views 58 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
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 4 Views 5 Downloads