South African Short Stories: Apartheid, Civil Rights, and You

This South African Short Stories: Apartheid, Civil Rights, and You unit also includes:

How are short stories from South Africa connected to issues of civil rights in the United States? A unit plan uses South African short stories to discuss issues such as apartheid, colonization, and civil rights. Questions and activities accompany each of the short stories, providing great discussion and stimulating thought.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow learners to choose their own event in history on days 11-13 of the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Download the QFT PowerPoint presentation and review its content before beginning the lesson
  • Must create an account with the Right Question Institute to download resources referenced within the lesson
Pros

  • Encourages critical thinking and analysis of primary and secondary sources
  • Available for use as a large unit or as individual short story lessons
Cons

  • Makes large jumps between ideas and packs a lot of ideas into each lesson