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Lesson 4 The Cultures of Southern and Central Africa
 

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    Lesson 4 The Cultures of Southern and Central Africa Lesson 4 The Cultures of Southern and Central Africa Presentation Transcript

    • LESSON 4 THECULTURES OFSOUTHERN ANDCENTRAL AFRICABellringer: What is “Swahili”?
    • Historical Comparisons What was the Civil Rights Movement? What was apartheid?
    • Apartheid Apartheid was a system of racial segregation enforced by the National Party governments of South Africa between 1948 and 1994, under which the rights of the majority non-white inhabitants of South Africa were curtailed and white supremacy and Afrikaner minority rule was maintained Watch video clip about apartheid  http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=2BzpKr4kvIM
    • Open books to page 81 Read page 81 As a class
    • South Africa South Africa  Just one country in the region, but has had great influence socially and economically  Until the 1990’s the white, European minority ruled South Africa  When England took control of South Africa in 1932, they categorized people by the color of their skin  Blacks and Indians had little to no rights under this system of apartheid  The colored majority fought for years against apartheid, creating a strong sense of nationalism and community  Wanted more say in their government
    • South Africa Today, South Africa is one of the richest and more industrialized nations in Africa  It produces 2/5 of all manufactured goods, ½ of the minerals, and 1/5 of the agricultural productions  Labor demand; provided jobs to other countries in Southern Africa  Miners  Migrant workers; people who move from place to place to find word
    • Migrant Workers Migrant Worker Identity  Miners lived and worked in terrible conditions  Although they were from different countries, they formed a bond living together far from home  Think of themselves as a group  “A person is a person because of people”  New sense of identity not based on language, religion, or ethnicity  In the 1980’s, mine workers formed a union  Fought for rights  Strikes
    • Changes Tradition and Change  Experiencing cultural changes  Central Africa is very diverse and trying to cling to tradition  Mbuti in the rain forest; 3000 year old culture  But millions live in shanty towns in the city 2 different worlds; rural and city
    • South Africa and the World South Africa and the World Cup  http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=jxz6rNhUnj0&feature= related  Read lyrics; http://www.metrolyrics.com/ wavin-flag-lyrics-knaan.html Importance of having the World Cup in South Africa  What does this mean for the country?  What image does the world have about Africa?
    • EXIT CARD Answer in packet What is apartheid?
    • Partner Work In partners, students will read an article about South African history Create a picture with a short description to create a book as a class