Before the Movie

What do you know about apartheid? (Tap prior knowledge)

Have you heard of Nelson Mandela? If yes, what do you know about him? (Tap prior knowledge)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:24: What would voting rights for only white South Africans mean for everyone else? (Make connections; Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 3:00: What were some of the laws put into place as a result of apartheid? (Recall; Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 6:55: Why was Mandela a powerful symbol of South Africa’s political rebirth? (Draw conclusions)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Apartheid topic. (Make connections)

Why is voting such a crucial right for any citizen? (Apply new knowledge)

What might be some after-effects of apartheid that are still felt by black South Africans? (Reflect; Identify cause and effect)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Apartheid Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.