Apartheid—Slavery Venn Diagrams
Kind of Activity:
Students will learn about apartheid and thus better understand the sociopolitical/sociocultural context the play is set in. Students will be able to draw historical connections between a system of oppression that may be unfamiliar to them (South African apartheid) and one that may be familiar to them (American slave system).
Common Core Standards:
When Sam names Abraham Lincoln as a man of magnitude, Hally replies disparagingly that Sam should not be so sentimental since he has never been a slave. This comment reveals that for Hally,...
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