Central Question: Is Post-Apartheid South Africa living up to its promises?

Nelson Mandela at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. From the Library of Congress.

World Geography Investigation 3

Students consider change over time as they explore the past and present political, economic, and social reality for different groups of people in South Africa. After reading and analyzing a collection of modified sources, students will use evidence and reasoning to argue whether South Africa is living up to Post-Apartheid promises of racial justice.

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Note: The Spanish investigations are from earlier work and do not match other versions of this investigation at this time.


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Literacy in History/Social Studies CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1-6-8.2, 6-8.4-6-8.9. ELA Reading: Information Text CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1-6.2, 6.7-6.10. ELA Writing CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1, .4-6.5, 6.7-6.10. ELA Speaking & Listening CSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1-6.3
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Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8, D1.3.6-8., D1.5.6-8. Dimension 2: D2.Civ.1.6-8-D2.Civ.3.6-8, D2.Civ.6.6-8, D2.Civ.7.6-8, D2.Civ.10.6-8, D2.Civ.12.6-8.-D2.Civ.14.6-8., D2.Geo.4.6-8, D2.Geo.8.6-8, D2.Geo.12.6-8, D2.His.1.6-8.-D2.His.6.6-8, D2.His.9.6-8-D2.His.10.6-8, D2.His.13.6-8, D2.His.17.6-8 Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8.-D3.4.6-8. Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8.-D4.8.6-8

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