South Africa and the World Wars Teacher Resources
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South Africa: Revolution at the Ballot Box
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.
South Africa Lesson: Truth and Reconciliation
Students 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.
Students research five hundred years of social, economic, territorial, and political history in South Africa, with a focus on the apartheid system. They present their research in the form of a timeline.
This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land
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.
Learners 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.
The end of WWII brought big changes around the world, not the least of which occur in the increasingly decolonized continent of Africa. This slideshow details the developing countries of Ghana, Kenya, Congo, Nigeria, and South Africa, to name a few. Viewers will be outraged over the violation of civil liberties in these countries as they work on becoming more developed - and in some cases, more dangerous.
How "Grand" and "Allied" was the Grand Alliance?
Students examine the Grand Alliance between the U.S., Great Britain, and the Soviet Union during World War II. They analyze primary sources, examine maps, answer discussion questions, conduct research, and write an essay.
The People of World War Two
Students explore how those children returning felt isolated and how shocked they were by the changes in Britain. They explain the impact that World War Two had upon the generation born during the war. Students explore how people felt about rebuilding their lives after World War Two. Three lesson plans included.
World War I Begins
In this World War I worksheet, students read a 5 page selection about the war and then respond to 5 main idea and critical thinking questions based on the selection.
World War Two Facts
In this World War II facts learning exercise, students investigate statistics regarding the Holocaust and the World War II death toll. Students also learn about the nation and leaders that fought the war.
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.
Unit on Gandhi and Ahimsa
Students explore the history of Gandhi and his viewpoint and example of nonviolence. In this World History instructional activity, students complete numerous research assignments and activities over the course of nine lessons to expand their knowledge about Gandhi and the British Empire.
Fifth Grade Social Studies
In this social studies worksheet, 5th graders answer multiple choice questions about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and African Americans. Students complete 4 questions.
Bartering Through the Seasons
Students study bartering. For this social studies lesson, students discuss the difference between needs and wants. Students discover how trade and barter have been used throughout the years. Students trade and barter with each other.
Developing Rights: The Next Generation
Learners compare the rights people have between different countries. In this comparing rights lesson plan, students view lists of rights that people have in different countries and compare their similarities and differences.
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, learners respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Mohandas Gandhi. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
When Things Fall Apart
Students examine the impact of colonialism on African nations, researching and analyzing post-colonial literature from those countries. They develop and present a creative display of their novel and its historic parallels.
Conflict Resolution in Congo: Is There an Answer?
Students research and participate in a simulation of a meeting of African nations. They investigate and attempt to resolve the conflict in Congo and the neighboring nations.
The Anne Frank Story
Students read Anne Frank or other first person or autobiographical accounts of experiences during the Holocaust and produce biographical sketches of the authors.
Non-Violence Means "Doing Nothing"
Students reflect on violence and non-violence. In this World History lesson plan, students read an article by Gandhi then write an essay as to whether they agree or disagree with his thoughts. Students then share all their ideas as a class.