South African History Teacher Resources
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Where Does History Stand on the Last Stand?
Students examine the Battle of Little Bighorn and its impact on United States and Native American culture through reading current and historic New York Times articles and by creating a research-based exhibit about this historic event.
6th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 59 Downloads
Louisiana and Canada: Understanding Acadian Cultural connections
Ninth graders investigate why Acadians moved to Lousiana. For this geography lesson, 9th graders research the migration of Acadian to Louisiana and how that influenced the culture. Students analyze a list of cultural and physical characteristics of Canada and find those present in Louisiana.
9th Social Studies & History 7 Views 42 Downloads
The History and Background of Soweto
Here is a student artifact that is worth keeping. It may even be worth using as a class example. Obviously a finished social studies project, the presentation provides information on the history and background of Soweto. Uprising, apartheid, and human rights issues are briefly covered.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Up, Up and Away: How and Why Conflict Escalates
Seventh graders produce a "Conflict Escalator" plot learning tool to demonstrate how conflict escalates. They apply this tool to Apartheid conflicts in South Africa. They research via the internet after reading conflict case studies.
7th Social Studies & History 6 Views 9 Downloads
Terrorist, Freedom Fighter, or Something in Between?
Students identify that history can characterize actions differently from how they were perceived when initially undertaken. Then they identify that terrorist groups exist within a political, cultural, and historical context, and students will be able to explain that many interrelated factors (religion, political power, human rights, and others) play a role in motivating a group to action.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Dorothy Day and Mohandas K. Gandhi: Catalysts of Social Change
Learners explore how Dorothy Day and Mohandas Gandhi were leaders for social change. In this history lesson, students analyze the impact of these two leaders through several activities and group assignments.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 38 Downloads
Civilizations: Abuse Of Power
Students investigate the role of government. For this government lesson, students watch "Civilizations: Abuse of Power," and discuss the responsibilities of government. Students then role play situations in history when the government has failed citizens.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 11 Downloads
What is a boycott? Use this initial question to draw learners into today's lesson. They read "A Weapon For Consumers: The Boycott Returns," and answer a list of reading comprehension questions provided. Then, as a class, brainstorm a list of current and historic boycotts.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 57 Downloads
Middle schoolers go on an information gathering hunt on the Internet to study West African empires. They work in teams; meteorologists, bankers, writers, and archaeologists. They collect data on all sorts of topics related to West African cultures, and build a website to publish their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 26 Downloads
Imperialism Old and New
If your really want your history class to know everything about old and new imperialism, look no further. This 58-slide presentation depicts, describes, and explains everything from 19th Century expansion and the Congress of Berlin to the Russo-Japanese War and the Boxer Rebellion.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 38 Downloads
If you teach basic botany or a landscape design course, this presentation is practically perfect. Begin with classification and nomenclature methods and move into the characteristics of leaves that make plant identification possible: leaf type, arrangement, venation, shape, and margin.
9th - Higher Ed Science 59 Views 73 Downloads
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.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 89 Downloads
Students describe key events in the life of Gandhi. They determine why knowledge of geography is necessary to understand the history of the people in a place or region. They write a summary of how the events in Gandhi's life, influenced by the physical and cultural geography of India/Pakistan, helped India become independent.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 31 Views 115 Downloads
Making the Global Local
Students examine the marketing and production of the studenT television program "Sesame Street" in various countries around the world. They create a character for a studenT program that reflects the current issues and values of their communities.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
The United Nations: Fifty Years of Keeping the Peace
Students examine the work of the United Nations. In this United Nations lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the history of the United Nations. Students respond to discussion questions pertaining to the content of the lecture.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 25 Downloads
Allusion as Commentary: Richard Rive's "No Room at Solitaire"
In Richard Rive's short story "No Room at Solitaire," based largely on the story of Jesus' birth, a poor Black couple seeks shelter at a white restaurant in apartheid-era South Africa and is turned away. Sets the stage for a fruitful discussion of the purpose of allusion as commentary.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Anne Frank Story
What is genocide? Create timelines regarding the human genocide. Middle and high schoolers analyze information that requires them to consider links between Armenian genocide and the Holocaust. In groups, theydesign timelines that document events in Anne Frank's lifetime that highlight the suffering of humans.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads