ERIC Number: ED250247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
South Africa/Time Running Out.
Clark, Todd, Ed.
Bill of Rights in Action, v18 n1 Apr 1984
Based on the book, "South Africa: Time Running Out," a report of the Study Commission on U.S. Policy Toward Southern Africa, this 10-20 day unit of study is designed to help high school students learn about the history, geography, and present situation in South Africa and its relationship to the United States. The first of four sections provides basic background information, including an opening article describing a 1983 controversy over the proposed visit of a South African school inspector to an American high school; an article built around a student trip to South Africa; a section on American interests, policy objectives, and recommended actions toward South Africa; and an activity on South African history and geography. The second section focuses on Apartheid and the dynamics of South African life. This section contains eight short articles dealing with the current situation in South Africa, each beginning with factual information and ending with interviews with South Africans. The third section reviews South Africa's position in Africa and in the world, policies of major world powers toward South Africa, and the economic importance of South Africa's trade and minerals to the Western community. Activities in the final section give students an opportunity to compare practices of the South African government with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, debate the effect of withdrawing pension funds from corporations doing business with South Africa, and develop objectives and recommendations concerning American interests and policies in South Africa. (LH)
Descriptors: African History, Blacks, Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Economics, Foreign Policy, Geography Instruction, High Schools, History Instruction, International Relations, International Studies, International Trade, Learning Activities, Political Issues, Racial Segregation, Social Studies, Units of Study
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Apartheid; South Africa
Note: The original report, "South Africa: Time Running Out," (1981) is available through the University of California Press. Photographs may not reproduce clearly.