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Title: South Africa Today

South Africa Today
  • The End of Apartheid

Chapter 23 Section 4 - pages 434 - 437
Objectives for this lesson
  • Where is South Africa?
  • What does South Africa look like?
  • Recap what we know about South Africa.
  • What is apartheid?
  • Who is Nelson Mandela?

Where is South Africa???
South Africa is located on the southern tip of
the continent of Africa.
South Africas Physical Features
  • As we watch this video, pay close attention to
    the pictures.
  • What physical features do you notice about the
    landscape of South Africa?
  • What can you tell about the climate of South
  • Can you make any assumptions about the people who
    live there?

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What have we already learned about South Africa?
  • In the Republic of South Africa, the economic and
    cultural center of this region, a white minority
    denied human rights to blacks until the 1980s.
    Blacks were forced to struggle for basic
    freedoms. This struggle produced a strong sense
    of nationalism, which inspired other countries in
    the region.

South African "Whites Only" Train Compartment
So, what is Apartheid?
  • For over 200 years, a white European minority
    controlled South Africa. The government passed
    many laws to keep land and wealth out of black
    hands. These laws, known as apartheid, affected
    where blacks could live and denied them basic
    rights of citizenship. It took over 50 years of
    protests and political unrest during the 1900s to
    finally tear down apartheid in South Africa.

Angry Alexandra residents clash with a white
policeman during an ongoing eviction rally in the
Johannesburg township.
Apartheid in South Africa
Nelson Mandela
  • Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to the struggle
    for racial equality in South Africa. He spent 27
    years in prison for opposing the South African
    system of segregation called apartheid
    (a-par-tide). He negotiated an end to apartheid
    in 1990, and in 1994 he became the first-ever
    democratically elected president. He stepped down
    in 1999.

Time for Kids!
Lets explore the Time for Kids Website and learn
about South Africa and Nelson Mandela. On this
site, we will explore a timeline of South
Africas history, read an interview with Mandela,
learn some native lingo and quiz ourselves to see
how much weve learned!
Assignments for Students
  • Read the section in pairs or for homework.
  • Create travel brochure over one of the countries
    we go over in that chapter using either
    powerpoint, podcast, word document or paper.
  • Explore site and take quiz and
    read and discuss Mandelas interview.

Creating Travel Brochures
  • There must be a map of your country.
  • There must be a flag of your country.
  • There must be 2 pictures of your country with
    captions depicting your countrys culture.
  • There must be 5 facts about your country.
  • Example population, capital city, religion