Didn’t segregation end in the 1960s? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you about the practice of apartheid, which continued well into the 1990s. You’ll learn what Africa was like before European settlers colonized it, as well as what happened once white people got there. Find out when South Africa won its independence and who ran the government after England withdrew. You’ll also learn why laws against racial mixing were passed, what rights each group and people had, and what rights they didn’t have. Discover how people reacted to apartheid both in South Africa and the rest of the world, and you’ll learn about a very special political prisoner. Finally, you’ll learn what happened when apartheid finally ended. Here’s a hint: It has to do with that political prisoner!
In this Civil Rights lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 5, students use BrainPOP resources to develop an understanding of how to use and create a timeline. Students will utilize technology to locate information that provides answers to questions about a historical topic and compare life now with life in the past. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of historical figures. Students will research their selected historical figure, create a "Who Am I?" bag of clues about their figure, and invite classmates to deduce which historical figure they researched. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students select a world history topic and study it through the lens of an essential question. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »