Teaching Geography: Workshop 5
Programs and Activities: Part 1. South Africa
Getting Ready 1 (15 minutes)
Site Leader: This activity requires two maps, one of colonial possessions in 1930 and the other of the South Africa Black Homelands in 1986. Please make sure that everyone has a copy of both prior to starting the activity. Keep participants to five minutes for the first part of the activity and facilitate discussion for the remaining 10 minutes. You may print maps here.
Working individually, take five minutes to study the map of colonial Africa in 1930 and of the Black Homelands of South Africa and briefly write your answers to these questions:
- What do these maps tell us about Africa's history? What are your impressions? Focus on relations between blacks and whites, how whites came to Africa, and how countries with white minorities and black majorities operate.
- What are the effects of colonialism on modern African states?
Take 10 minutes to share your answers with the group.
Be thinking of the effects of colonialism and how modern Africa must deal with them as you watch the video program.
Map of Colonial possessions in 1930