Lesson 1 (from Chapter One, The Prelude)
Chapter One, The Prelude
Apartheid was the division of South Africa's society based on race. It lasted from 1948 to 1994. The objective of this lesson is to discuss apartheid and its effect on South African society.
1) Pair Work: Research and Historical Time line: Students should research the history of apartheid in South Africa and create a time line of the apartheid laws and major events under apartheid.
2) Class Discussion: What was apartheid? Why did it begin? When did it begin? When did it end? What did it mean for white people? Black people? How much of the land was set aside for white residents? What did South Africa's black majority do in an effort to resist apartheid? Were other groups defined under apartheid? Why did it stop? What type of resistance movements were created? Why were resistance movements significant? What did the end of apartheid lead...
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