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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.
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. They draw comparisons between the Armenian genocide/Holocaust and mass killings in recent world history.
Middle schoolers discover the history of the World Cup and the current host country, South Africa. In this athletics lesson, students utilize the Internet to research and complete a WebQuest about South Africa. Middle schoolers discuss their prior knowledge of South Africa and World Cup Soccer.
Students view a television program that depicts the history South African Apartheid and the United States' system of segregation. They discuss how laws were used to uphold these institutions and compare and contrast racism and intolerance in the two countries. Students explore how racism affects their lives today.
Students analyze how the roles are changing for women in South Africa. Using the internet, they research famous women from around the world who helped advance a women's place in society. They create a storybook about their famous person and explain how women have helped the advancement of society as a whole.
Ripped from the headlines! Discuss topical social issues like racism, discrimination, and diversity while exploring the concept of citizen journalism. Begin with a professional-looking presentation on the history of citizen journalism. Next, split the class in half and use the provided resources to analyze mainstream and citizen news sources for accuracy and completeness vs diversity representation. Finally, students write blogs expressing their opinion on one of the discussed topics.
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, and should be copied into notebooks. Vocabulary words are defined on the side. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.
Students study Africa's diverse landscape and investigate how these features impact the available water supply, food sources, and population distribution of the continent. They compare topographical features and their affect on each country's physical and human environments.
Students examine the geography, politics and history of their local town of New Haven, Connecticut. Using the internet, they explore the neighbors of New Haven and write directions from their house to school. In groups, they research recent information about the city from the cities website and share what they have gathered. To end the lesson, they build a model of the city and its physical characteristics.