Embark on a journey with Nelson Mandela into the Republic of South Africa and learn about the movement from Apartheid to a unified nation
HISTORICAL CONTEXT: Students will develop an understanding of the Apartheid system of government and the movement to shift to a more democratic representational government
HEROIC CONTEXT: Students will conduct research on the many important people who were instrumental in the movement towards social justice in South Africa
SOCIAL MOVEMENT: Students will develop a better understanding of why social movements begin, how they begin, what makes them sustainable, and how they can lead to meaningful change.
HISTORICAL/POLITICAL AWARENESS: Students will develop a better understanding on how movements require a coalition, social justice movements are the accumulation of the efforts of many, and develop a deeper awareness of why equality should be ensured for everyone.
At the end of this lesson:
- Students will understand how institutionalized prejudice and segregation can affect entire groups of people.
- Students will understand different perspectives when it comes to social movements.
- Students will understand that social movements are rarely the acts of one singular individual.
- Students will understand the importance of social movements for change.
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