Apartheid in South Africa. Please do not talk at this time Dec 2. HW: Finish your chart from the documents on Apartheid. Please turn in your Make up work and resubmissions. Put it all in one packet with your name. Let me know what part I am re-grading with a note/arrow/circle etc.
HW: Finish your chart from the documents on Apartheid
We’ll start with a short video…
• 1806 – British seize and eventually take over the Cape Colony. Native peoples are told they must work for white employers and place restrictions on their travel.
• 1867 – Diamonds are discovered at Kimberley and mining begins. Africans are given the most dangerous jobs, are paid less than white workers, and are housed in fenced, patrolled barracks. They are not allowed to organize union or ask for better wages or working conditions.
• 1910 – The Union of South Africa is born under the British Commonwealth, ending its status as a colony of Great Britain. The South Africa Act is also passed which takes away all political rights of Africans.
• 1948 – Urbanization, economic growth and a world fighting for freedom during World War II fuels white fears that equality for all races might gain support. The National Party introduces apartheid measures against blacks, Indian immigrants and those of mixed race to keep the races separate and whites in power.
What do you see in these pictures? What do they tell you about South Africa at this time?
Overview of Apartheid- Required
Apartheid Chart/Photo page- Required
National Party’s Color Policy- Optional
Kaffir Boy- Optional
South Africa was the first country to gain its independence in Africa. It became independent from England in 1910. However, the white minority was determined at that time not to give away any of the power they had held since Colonial times. They knew that Education, Wealth and Unity were the three things that would allow the black population of South Africa to seize power in the new government and so they passed laws to begin Apartheid.
Big Question: How did the white South Africans keep the black South Africans from becoming Educated? Wealthy? United?
On pg. 65A in your notebook, please set up the page like this:White Controls over Non White South Africans
HW: Finish BSQ for South Africa
Please get out Ed/$/Unity chart.
Please turn in any colored handouts you may have taken home in the last few units… Look for pages labeled Class Set.
On pg. 66A in your notebook, please set up the page like this:White Controls over Non White South Africans
Add to your charts with specifics from this video.
Keep in Mind….
Power + Prejudice = Racism
According to this definition, racism exists in the US today. How is Racism the same or different than prejudice or bias?
Prejudice- To make a decision about someone without evidence- pre-judge
Bias- to have an opinion about something based on emotion instead of facts
HW: Finish Take Action Assignment
India/South Africa Quiz on Friday
I will collect the following on Friday:India DBQSouth Africa Chart and BSQ answerTake Action Assignment
Get a copy of the reading on the USA and the End of Apartheid. This is a Class Set.
Read this together with your partner. As you read, think about the effect everyday people in the US had on the economy and government of a country on the other side of the world.
What is Divestment?
How does it take money away from South Africa?
What did UC Berkeley do and why did they do it?
How does the Boycott of South Africa expand beyond banks and investment?
What effect does all this have on South Africa?
Using the reading about The USA and End of Apartheid answer these questions with your partner.
1. What did Americans do that led to the fall of Apartheid?
Take Action! Class Set: Please return with your assignment
1. Find a cause you believe in. You might want to support animal rights, civil rights in the US or other countries, occupy Wall Street, political reform, a response to global warming… you might want to make people aware of injustice here in the US or in other countries like Columbia, Syria, or the Democratic Republic of Congo. You can choose any cause that means something to you. I will not judge!