A Tale of Twin Countries

Lesson Overview

Students will compare the apartheid movement in South Africa to the civil rights movement that took place in the U.S

Multiple days
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question


  • What events led up to apartheid?
  • What is apartheid? What was its purpose?
  • What events led to the civil rights movement in the US?
  • How were the black South Africans treated and how does it compare to the treatment of the black Americans prior and during the Civil Rights Movement?

Lesson Created By: JarvaisJackson

Lesson Partners: Center for the Education & Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS)