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South Africa: Apartheid

Mac's History
Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Mac's History


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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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.


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