How did the people of South Africa overcome apartheid?
Fifth edition. December 2019.
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Freedom in Our Lifetime: South Africa’s Struggle explores the dilemma faced by black South Africans in the early 1960s of how best to battle the racial discrimination imposed by the apartheid system. Readings, lessons, and videos prepare students to consider thoughtfully the complexities of South African society. Students explore the history of South Africa and the development of a race-based society, the effects of apartheid on individuals, the challenges to the system of apartheid, and the end of apartheid and South Africa’s transition to a democratic, multi-racial society. The unit is divided into three parts. Each part includes:
- Student readings
- Accompanying study guides, graphic organizers, and key terms
- Lessons aligned with the readings that develop analytical skills (including at least one that focuses on building geographic literacy) and can be completed in one or more periods
- Videos that feature leading experts
This unit also includes an Options Role Play as the key lesson and additional synthesis lessons that allow students to synthesize new knowledge for assessment. You do not need to use the entire unit; feel free to pick and choose what suits your classroom needs.