South Africa Bundle: 12 Projects - Geography, Apartheid & Nelson Mandela

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This bundle truly has it all! Students will have the opportunity to work individually, with partners and in a group to create or complete the following: task cards, brochures, videos, advertisements, commercials, currencies, timelines, pep talks, newspapers, talk shows, perspective writing assignments, book jackets of biographies, movie trailers, poems, acceptances speeches, and scrapbooks!

All products in this bundle are sold separately in my store, but you’ll save a lot of $$ by purchasing the bundle!

All products include introductions, detailed and specific requirements, and rubrics! All products are fully editable (except the apartheid laws task cards activity) to meet the needs of your teaching style and students!

Apartheid Laws: Task Cards and Writing Project
This thought-provoking and interesting lesson includes nine task cards that each contain the name and description of an apartheid law. In addition to the colorful task cards, the purchased lesson also includes a two-page student recording sheet which contains comprehension questions about the laws. Additionally, the product includes a one-page direction sheet describing the paragraph writing activity and a rubric. At the end of the lesson, your students will have an in-depth understanding of the apartheid laws. The product includes 9 task cards, 18 comprehension questions, a writing assignment, a rubric and an answer key.

Travel Brochure or Video of South Africa
Your students come across a Help Wanted ad in the Classified section. South Africa Tours is in need of an experienced, knowledgeable and articulate tour guide. In lieu of a formal interview, South Africa Tours has requested that job candidates (your students) submit either an original travel brochure or video. The product includes a detailed explanation of each option, a list of 10 South African sites to choose from, step-by-step directions to complete the project, a ten-step guide for using Photo Story, and two rubrics.

Real Estate Advertisement or Commercial of South Africa
After researching the geography of South Africa, your students will assume the role of a real estate agent. They can work on their own or collaboratively to convince homebuyers to move to South Africa. Your students can create a commercial that would be on TV or an advertisement that would be found in a magazine or newspaper. The project includes a brief introduction, five requirements, five advertising strategies, and two rubrics.

Create Currency to Represent Ethnic Groups (Tribes) of South Africa
The year is 1400 and you have just been hired as an artisan to create currency that reflects the culture and daily life of an ethnic group in South Africa. You are creating currency before Europeans arrived in South Africa. Students will choose from a list of four ethnic groups to focus on for the currency. A list of suggested topics is also included. This is a great project where students can work individually or with a partner to incorporate historical evidence and creativity. The project includes a combination of writing, designs and illustrations. Students will also learn about the phrases and illustrations of the U.S. dollar bill (includes answer key and student chart). The product includes a direction sheet with detailed requirements for designing the currency, a rubric, a two-page chart about the U.S. dollar and an answer key.

Timeline of South African History
Timelines are a very important tool to use to visualize major events in a given period in history. Students will create a timeline of 29 important events in South African history between 1652 and the present. There is a strong focus on the establishment and effects of apartheid. The product includes specific requirements, descriptions of 29 events and a rubric.

Pep Talk: The Battle of Blood River
he Battle of Blood River, which was fought between Zulus and Afrikaners in South Africa. This was one event that led to the development of apartheid. Then, students will complete two charts that helps them understand the perspectives of the Zulus and Afrikaners. Finally, students will write a pep talk to motivate the Zulus to fight against the Afrikaners to defend their land, way of life and families. Students will present their pep talks to the class and work on their presentation skills. The product includes background information, charts to understand perspectives of historical figures, the task of students, a rubric and an answer key.

Newspaper Project: Apartheid in South Africa
This project gives students the opportunity to delve deep into the era of apartheid, between 1948 and 1994. While there is a lot of room for creativity and an opportunity for originality, students will base their information on historical evidence. The product comes with a detailed explanation of each component required in the newspaper and a detailed rubric. Students will include the following components in their newspaper: a title, two new stories, an editorial, an interview, an advertisement, Dear Abby and an obituary.

Student Talk Show: Apartheid in South Africa
This project is a favorite among students! Your students will work in groups of three to plan and present a talk show. The talk show that your students will create will include the host who will ask the deep and engaging questions and two guests who will answer in an interesting and detailed way. One student will represent the host and the two remaining students should each choose to assume the role of one of the following people: Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, F.W. de Klerk and Steven Biko. Your students will improve upon skills such as public speaking, collaboration, writing and research. The product includes an introduction, a detailed explanation of the structure of the talk show, a rubric, a list of 10 sample host questions.

Apartheid in South Africa Writing Project (RAFT)
Your students will take on the role of a person and write about the impact that apartheid had on various people in South Africa. The product includes eight various options with choices on roles, audience, format and topics. For example, students may choose to assume the role of a black South African and write a petition (format) to Daniel Malan, the prime minister who established apartheid (audience) convincing him to end apartheid (topic). Students enjoy this writing project since even though they are required to use historical evidence, there is a lot of room for creativity. The product includes and introduction, requirements, eight options with different roles, audiences, formats and topics, and a rubric.

Design the Book Jacket of Nelson Mandela’s Biography/span>
One of the best ways to learn about historical figures is by reading biographies. Your students are going to design the book jacket of Nelson Mandela''s biography. In doing so, they'll show off what they learned about his achievements. A book jacket includes the front cover, spine and back cover of the book. This is a project that gives your students the opportunity to be creative, but their writing must be based on historical evidence. The product includes an explanation and list of specific requirements and topics and a rubric.

Nelson Mandela Projects: Movie Trailer, Poem, Scrapbook and Speech
After learning about Nelson Mandela, students will have an opportunity to show off what they learned by completing a choice project. The project options include: movie trailer, scrapbook, farewell speech and illustrated epic poem. Students can work individually or with a partner. These projects are a really fun and engaging way for students to show off what they learned about such an important figure! The product includes introductions and detailed requirements for each project and four rubrics.

Biography Poem: Nelson Mandela
After learning about Nelson Mandela, the leader of the anti-apartheid movement and the first black president in South Africa, students will write a biography poem about him. This is a creative and fun way for your students to show off what they learned about this very important man. The product includes an introduction and requirements, a template of 12 lines and a rubric.

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South Africa Bundle: 12 Projects - Geography, Apartheid &
South Africa Bundle: 12 Projects - Geography, Apartheid &
South Africa Bundle: 12 Projects - Geography, Apartheid &
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