What are the political, economic, and social conditions for different groups of people in South Africa since the end of apartheid? In this investigation, students consider life in modern-day South Africa as they consider the central question: Is Post-Apartheid South Africa living up to its promises? Students write a critique of speeches about South Africa’s progress given by leaders of South Africa’s major political parties. 


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Literacy in History/Social Studies
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1-8.2, 8.4-8.9.
ELA Reading: Information Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.1-7.2, 7.7-7.10.
ELA Writing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1, 7.4-7.5, 7.7-7.10.
ELA Speaking & Listening
CSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1-7.3

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Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8.
Dimension 2: D2.Civ.1.6-8, D2.Civ.2.6-8D, 2.Civ.3.6-8, D2.Civ.6.6-8, D2.Civ.9.6-8, D2.Civ.10.6-8, D2.Civ.13.6-8., D2.Civ.14.6-8., D2.Geo.4.6-8., D2.Geo.10.6-8.,
D2.His.1.6-8., D2.His.2.6-8., D2.His.4.6-8, D2.His.5.6-8., D2.His.6.6-8., D2.His.13.6-8., D2.His.14.6-8.
Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8., D3.2.6-8., D3.3.6-8., D3.4.6-8.
Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8., D4.2.6-8, D4.3.6-8., D4.4.6-8., D4.5.6-8.,
D4.6.6-8., D4.8.6-8.