Mathabane’s Memoir, Kaffir Boy, is a Powerful, True Account Witness of Apartheid Atrocities.
This 25 slide PowerPoint will introduce students to the unfair laws of apartheid in South Africa, the setting for Kaffir Boy.
The PowerPoint includes detailed, bulleted information that students can easily understand. The colorful and black and white images provide students with a visual, which helps to make the facts come alive.
Please note the following: This is an introductory PowerPoint that is very detailed and includes photos; however, it does not include all the laws of apartheid.
I use this PowerPoint to introduce apartheid as background information for the literary work, Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane.
After the mini-lecture, allow students to watch the 90 second YouTube video which will provide students a brief view of apartheid in action.
Included in this lesson is an activity that will help students to summarize the background information to further help them to understand essential information.