This dynamic presentation on the history of Apartheid provides visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. They will understand this complex series of world events.
The history of European colonization and the rise of Apartheid is a long and interesting story. It's roots lie not just in racism but also in greed and exploitation. Those who resisted this unjust system would become heroes of the 20th century.
Topics covered in this presentation include:
♦ A Brief History of the Country prior to the 20th Century
♦ Different Perspectives on why Apartheid Developed
♦ The Gold Mines
♦ The Pass Laws
♦ Early Resistance Movements
♦ Apartheid Laws
♦ The ANC and the ANC Youth League
♦ Nelson Mandela
♦ Steve Biko
♦ Soweto Uprisings
♦ The Reform Movement
♦ Election of Mandela
♦ The Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Two versions of this lesson!
The first is a PowerPoint for those teachers who know the topic and want to guide their students through the material. This class takes approximately two 60-minutes periods. There are six links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~20 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary. There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.
The second version consists of the information and images on worksheets that the students can read through at their own pace. This is best done if laptops or tablets are available for the class or for online learning. This version comes with more indepth questions that the students can work through at their own pace.
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