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


Standards Alignment

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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

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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.

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