Geography of South Africa Teacher Resources

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South Africa Story: Apartheid, Diamonds & Gold

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore South Africa. In this South Africa lesson, students investigate the natural resources of the nation and how they have impacted the culture and history of the nation. Students also create a children's book regarding...
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South Africa After Ten Years of Freedom

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students see how events in South Africa have affected other areas of the world both through the use of economic sanctions and truth and reconciliation commissions. They analyze significance of this election in light of South Africa's...
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Nelson Mandela and His Impact on South Africa

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore how Nelson Mandela impacted the country of South Africa. They discuss Nelson Mandela's work and how he changed the country. Students read an article and take notes while watching a PowerPoint presentation on...
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Where Life Is Too Short

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students predict how a pandemic would affect aspects of South Africa's society. In this world issues and geography lesson, students read a letter outlining the problems affecting South Africa. Students discuss and analyze how resource...
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A South African Storm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Geography Now! Lesotho

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Lesotho is known as Africa's refrigerator thanks to its elevation. While it has stunning views and is known for its diamond mines, it also has challenges, such as high HIV infection rate. A video resource profiles the land-locked African...
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Geography A to Z: The Letters W,X,Y and Z

For Students 6th - 8th
Warm up the class with a fun geography quiz. They'll use the letters W, X, Y, and Z to answer seven geography-based questions. Y for Yangtze, Z  for Zimbabwe, or Y for Yugoslavia. 
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World Cup 2010: WebQuest and Activities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discover the history of the World Cup and the current host country, South Africa.  In this athletics instructional activity, students utilize the Internet to research and complete a WebQuest about South Africa.  Middle...
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The Cultural Geography of Africa South of the Sahara "Kente Cloth"

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students read several articles about West African strip weaving of Kente cloth. They explore the cultural context in which strip weaving occurs. They answer four comprehension questions and compose a magazine article about strip weaving.
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Oprah Winfrey Opens New School in Africa

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
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 instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Connecting Africa: A Project-Based Learning Adventure

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Mission Possible: Your task is to design a new highway route from Tunis, Tunisia to Cape Town, South Africa. If you accept the challenge, you must create a small map of the route that has already been rejected, a rationale for rejection...
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Coastal Biodiversity of South Africa

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate the biodiversity found along the coast of South Africa. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use the information in order to write lab reports with the data. The instructional activity can be...
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California's Climate

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The United States is a large country with many different climates. Graph and analyze temperature and rainfall data for Sacramento and Washington DC as you teach your class about the characteristics of Mediterranean climates. Discuss the...
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Nelson Mandela, Symbol of Courage

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study Nelson Mandela. In this leadership lesson, 5th graders study the life of Nelson Mandela. Throughout their learning, they read biographies on Nelson Mandela, compare their community to those in South Africa, discuss...
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What is reconciliation?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders practice using empathy with an enemy.  In this Current Events lesson, 10th graders prepare possible peace plans for Bosnia after the war.  Students write a report on Nelson Mandela's use of reconciliation in South Africa. 
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Famous Rivers Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive geography worksheet, students examine the descriptions of 16 famous rivers and identify them by name within 3 minutes.
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Learning to Give

Africa - The Great Southland

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Seventh Grade Social Studies Quiz

For Students 7th
For this Georgia social studies assessment worksheet, 7th graders respond to fifteen multiple choice questions based on seventh grade social studies skills.
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Fighting Disease

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the concept of medical intervention in African nations. In this geography lesson, 7th graders research primary and secondary sources in search of information regarding Guinea worm disease. Students use their...
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Which Country?

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
In this geography worksheet, students study the names of 60 countries. Students indicate their home country by coloring its name in the word grid puzzle. Students then answer 8 questions about their country concerning what language is...
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Most Populous Countries Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 20 identification questions about the world's most populous countries. Students have 3 minutes to complete the quiz.
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Come With Me To Africa

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students are introduced to the geography of the continent of Africa. They conduct Internet research, explore maps and identify animal species and a variety of human cultures for a sampling of African countries. Students create graphs,...
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Lori Schmidt's Lovely Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students color code a world map by region to show the different amphibians and reptiles that live there. They discuss the Nile Crocodile, Snapping Turtle, Komodo Dragon, Indian Python, and Lacertidae. When completed, they create a key...
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Kaffir Boy

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners explore the concepts of intolerance and racism in the autobiography Kaffir Boy written by Mark Mathabane. The activity reveals the story's depiction of the terrible toll of apartheid on the lives of individuals.

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