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Can We Overcome Racism? A Case Study of South Africa

By Danielle Johnson | City Arts and Tech High School

Driving Question  What's this?

Can We Overcome Racism?

In this project, students generated their own questions about the history of South Africa. These questions guided the activities and smaller projects leading up to the culminating exhibition, where students researched and presented their answer to their question in a powerpoint presentation.

This project is interdisciplinary. As the activities in each lesson build upon each other and across disciplines, close planning between the Language Arts and World History teachers is imperative. In the activities that go along with this project, you'll notice that some happened in English Language Arts and others happened in World History. Which class they happen in is not as important as making sure they happen in order.

 

Subject Area(s): Language Arts, Social Studies

 

Teaching Days to Complete: 8+ weeks

 

Keywords  What's this?

South Africa, Kaffir Boy, Racism, Eugenics, Industrialism, Colonialism, Imperialism, Questioning, Socratic Seminar, Essay writing, Powerpoint, Cry Freedom

 

Outcomes  What's this?

 

21st Century Leadership Skills  What's this?

Communicate Effectively and Persuasively, Manage Projects Effectively, Think Critically, Collaborate Productively

 

Graduation Portfolio Tasks  What's this?

History/Social Science Investigation, Literary Analysis, Research Paper, Multimedia Project, Public Speaking


MEDIA GALLERY

An Interview with Danielle Johnson
Aaron Curtiss


Can We Overcome Racism? A Case Study of South Africa
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Exhibition Rehearsal
Danielle Johnson

Exhibition Preparation (ELA & WH)
Can We Overcome Racism? A Case Study of South Africa
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Facing the Truth with Bill Moyers
Danielle Johnson

Questioning #2: Mini Poster (WH)
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Franklin & Tutu: A Journey Towards Peace
Danielle Johnson

Introduction (ELA)
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Gallery Walk Images
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Introduction (WH)
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Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
Danielle Johnson

Questioning #1: Kaffir Boy (ELA)
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Poster Requirements
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Questioning #2: Mini Poster (WH)
Can We Overcome Racism? A Case Study of South Africa
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Reflection of Exhibition
Danielle Johnson

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)
Can We Overcome Racism? A Case Study of South Africa
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Teacher Model Presentation
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Exhibition Preparation (ELA & WH)
Can We Overcome Racism? A Case Study of South Africa
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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)
Can We Overcome Racism? A Case Study of South Africa
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