South African History Teacher Resources
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Africa - The Great Southland
Applying the five themes of geography, preteen explorers develop a visual aid for younger learners in celebration African American History Month. They investigate the political, geographic, economic, and social aspects of the continent of Africa.
6th - 8th Language Arts 28 Views 77 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 4 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 9 Downloads
Dorothy Day and Mohandas K. Gandhi: Catalysts of Social Change
Students 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. In 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 3 Views 11 Downloads
Survive Or Not
Seventh graders explore how the availability of productive resources could affect an ancient society. Students choose two ancient civilizations from the seventh grade history indicators and research the productive resources available to them, the goods produced from those productive resources, and similarities and differences bet.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
Learners compare and contrast historical and contemporary photographs of important figures in African American history. In this photography analysis lesson, students learn key photography vocabulary and use a Venn Diagram to explore differences and similarities in photography over the years.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The 2007 Rugby World Cup
In this language arts worksheet, learners identify the significance of 8 numbers. They answer 8 comprehension questions about the article. Students complete a cloze activity while listening a podcast of an article about the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Pachyderms on Planes! The Amazing Angolan Ambassadors
Students investigate international aid by researching the history of Angola. In this world crisis instructional activity, students investigate the history, civil wars and poor economy of Angola and discuss ways to turn the poor nation around.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Satyagraha, Its Origins and Applications
Tenth graders study the steps and methods taken by Gandhi. In this World History lesson, 10th graders create illustrations to represent these steps. Students write a persuasive essay on these measures taken by Gandhi.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Worksheet: Evidence of Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory at the Fossil Park
Take a close-up look at the evolution of hyenas in South Africa. Natural historians read about the five hyena species found in the fossil record and examine four statements that summarize the theory of evolution. As a culminating activity, pupils form groups and design a fact sheet about any modern member from the hyena family.
9th - 12th Science 34 Views 95 Downloads
If you are considering showing the film Cry Freedom, directed by Richard Attenborough, to your class, you might show them this presentation first. The slides contain background information about South Africa, apartheid, Steve Biko, and non-violent resistance as well as filming techniques used in the movie.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads
Apartheid and Segregation
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.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Using the sun's light as a source of energy is not a new concept. Give your environmental studies, engineering, or physical science class this list of how humans have used solar energy throughout history. Assign groups a certain time period and have them create a presentation about the discoveries and inventions of their assigned time.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads