Apartheid Exhibition

By: Ms. Beard, River Trail Middle School

Students will work in partners to research the creation and end of apartheid in South Africa and the roles of Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk.  Students will then work in partners to create a Power Point presentation as an exhibit to display on the opening night of the new Human Rights Museum. 

INTRODUCTION:  

You have been hired by the new Human Rights Museum in downtown Atlanta to create a power point presentation explaining the creation and end of apartheid in South Africa and the roles of Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Clerk.

Task:

 Your job will be to create a Power Point presentation as an exhibition to display on the opening night of the new Human Rights Museum.  The Power Point presentation should explain the creation and end of apartheid in South Africa and explain the roles of Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Clerk.  Your job will be to create the power point which best illustrates the history of apartheid from beginning to end.  BE SURE TO READ THE RUBRIC SO YOU KNOW WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOUR WORK PRODUCT. 

Process:

 PART 1 - Begin your research by learning about the history of South Africa.  Take notes in your Investigative Journal  

History of South Africa 1

History of South Africa 2

History of South Africa 3

 PART 2 - For this section, you will need to educate yourself on the creation of South Africa's apartheid policy.  Don't forget to complete this section of your investigative journal!

Apartheid's beginnings

Creation of apartheid

The beginning of apartheid

PART 3 - Investigate what apartheid meant for South Africans as well as events that took place during apartheid.  Be sure to document personal experiences of South Africans during apartheid in your investigative journal.

Apartheid Museum

What is apartheid?

PART 4 - Discover how apartheid ended.  Describe this important event in your investigative journal.   

The final years of apartheid

Ongoing problems after apartheid

PART 5 - Get introduced to Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Clerk.  Investigate the roles these two men played in the history of South Africa and apartheid.  Make sure to describe their accomplishments in your investigative journal.

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela FAQ

Nelson Mandela Biography

F. W. de Klerk Biography

F. W. de Klerk Accomplishments

F. W. de Klerk Organization

PART 6 - Now that you have created all of your information, you need to create a Power Point Slide Show Presentation for the Human Rights Museum.  In order to ensure you produce the most comprehensive presentation you can, create a Story Board to lay out your slides before creating your Power Point Presentation.

Story Board                                                 

Evaluation:                               

 Exhibition Rubric

Conclusion:

After all of your research, now it is your job to teach visitors to the Human Rights Museum about the history of apartheid and the roles of Nelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk in South Africa's history.  You will do this by creating a Power Point Presentation using your research about apartheid you collected in your Investigative Journal and your Story Board.