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Can We Overcome Racism? A Case Study of South Africa

By Danielle Johnson | City Arts and Tech High School

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Introduction (ELA)

The purpose of this activity is to benchmark students' initial knowledge of South Africa and to give them a glimpse of South African history to spark ...

 

Introduction (WH)

The purpose of this activity is to benchmark students' initial knowledge of South Africa and to give them a glimpse of South African history through i...

 

Questioning #1: 4 Types of Questions (WH)

The purpose of this activity is to help students start to figure out which questions can guide deeper thinking and research about the history of South...

 

Questioning #1: Kaffir Boy (ELA)

The purpose of this lesson is to help students decide (in a future lesson) which questions will be most interesting and important for them to try to a...

 

Questioning #2: Mini Poster (WH)

The purpose of this lesson is to help students decide (in a future lesson) which questions will be most interesting and important for them to try to a...

 

Questioning #2: Gallery Walk (ELA)

The purpose of this activity is to help students generate questions that will guide deeper thinking and research about the history of South Africa. T...

 

Questioning #3: Prep for Socratic Seminar (WH)

This should happen at approximately the same time as Questioning #3 English Language Arts. 1. In groups, students narrow their group's lists of quest...

 

Questioning #3: Socratic Seminar (ELA)

This should happen AFTER students have narrowed down their list of questions in World History (Questioning #3 - World History). 1. Students hold Socr...

 

Content Study (WH)

In World History: 1. Students study Industrialism in Europe and Colonialism and Imperialism (Why were Europeans in S. Africa in the first place?) 2. S...

 

Content Study (ELA)

In English Language Arts: 1. Students continue to read "Kaffir Boy" 2. Students watch "Cry Freedom" and write an essay in which they focus on the fo...

 

Content Study (SCI)

In Science: 1. Students study the history of Eugenics and the use of Eugenics in supporting racism...

 

Exhibition Overview

Students return to the list of questions they generated and choose a main question on which to focus. Teachers group students according to their quest...

 

Exhibition Preparation (ELA & WH)

To prepare for the exhibition, we 1. scaffolded thesis writing 2. taught PowerPoint and Keynote 3. modeled outlining for a presentation 4. modeled an ...

 

Reflection of Exhibition

After the Exhibition, students wrote essays about their experiences with the project. Their reflective essays were based on the questions attached be...

 

An Interview with Danielle Johnson
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Exhibition Rehearsal
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Exhibition Preparation (ELA & WH)
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Facing the Truth with Bill Moyers
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Questioning #2: Mini Poster (WH)
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Franklin & Tutu: A Journey Towards Peace
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Introduction (ELA)
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Gallery Walk Images
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Introduction (WH)
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Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
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Questioning #1: Kaffir Boy (ELA)
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Poster Requirements
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Questioning #2: Mini Poster (WH)
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Reflection of Exhibition
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Reflection of Exhibition
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South Africa Presentation Rubric
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Exhibition Preparation (ELA & WH)
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Student Generated Questions
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Exhibition Overview
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Teacher Model Outline
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Exhibition Preparation (ELA & WH)
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Teacher Model Presentation
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Exhibition Preparation (ELA & WH)
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Teacher Reflections
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Reflection of Exhibition
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Teachers' Curriculum Institute
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Questioning #2: Mini Poster (WH)
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Thesis for Presentation
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Exhibition Preparation (ELA & WH)
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