These two video guides will help students compare and contrast the similarities of Apartheid laws in South Africa and Jim Crow laws in the Southern United States. I used these to finish up my 8th grade Civil Rights unit. I have provided links to both videos. The Color of Friendship is on google play.
1. The first video guide goes into detail about apartheid in South Africa and briefly reviews Jim Crow laws in the South
2. The second video guide follows a Disney movie titled: The Color of Friendship. This is a film about a relationship between a white South African girl and a African American girl. The film is based on actual events.
At the end of this unit students can write an essay on the similarities and differences of Jim Crow laws and Apartheid. They can do a compare and contrast diagram and label the following:
Jim Crow Apartheid
Examples of Segregation