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Encourage class participation and develop students’ active listening skills by reading aloud text excerpts.
Have students work in pairs to read each other's work aloud, and then give each other feedback.
Students create a performance that conveys a text’s message, theme, or conflict.
Help students identify relevant evidence, and give them an opportunity to practice evidence selection with their peers and as a class.
Use this strategy to help students consider, compare, and analyze various perspectives on a complex topic.
Help students track a story’s main ideas and supporting details by having them illustrate important scenes.
Use this strategy to improve students’ reading skills and help them connect ideas in a text to their own lives, current events, and history.
Understand the history of people living and settling in the South African region and explore how racial and ethnic identities created tension in the years leading to apartheid.
Learn about people who have taken action to make the world a more just and compassionate place, and consider the ways we can participate as caring citizens of the world.
Learn about the early development of apartheid as the white South African government formed a legal system of racial hierarchy and non-white South Africans resisted these laws.
Revised in 2018, this one-week curriculum introduces students to the history of the Holocaust and the choices of individuals, groups, and nations that contributed to genocide.