GRADES: Middle School (7-9)
LENGTH: Two 40-minute periods
AUTHOR: Malcolm Coates (William Annin Middle School, Bernards Township, NJ)
This lesson on the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa will take place within the context of an Africa Unit in a Global Issues/Human Geography class. Specifically, this lesson takes place at the end of that unit. Students will look at the Constitution of South African because it is the most pro-human rights constitution in the world, with guarantees for housing, healthcare, food, water, a clean environment, and many other rights. Students will then analyze the gap between the promise of these rights and the implementation of them, filling in the graphic organizer together.