Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story Lesson for Grades 6-8

Journey to Jo'Burg: A South African Story book cover

Students read the story Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story and learn about effects of apartheid in South Africa. They also learn about the relationship between investment in human capital and income by examining several careers and the skills required for those careers. Using math skills, students compare the number of people in various occupations and interpret and analyze educational attainment data from graphs and tables.

•  Lesson (pdf)

•  Whiteboard (ActivInspire/flipchart)

This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 6, 7, and 8.

Book written by Beverley Naidoo / ISBN: 0-590-45384-X. This book is in print and available.

Braille and Talking Book versions are available via the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. Library of Congress catalogue numbers are provided for accessible versions. The books can be accessed through BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). The book is available in Braille LCCN 90994450 and Talking Book LCCN 2014888830.


If you have difficulty accessing this content due to a disability, please contact us at 314-444-4662 or

Find More Economics and Personal Finance Resources

Education Level: 6-8
Subjects: Literature History Economics
Concepts: Income Human Capital
Resource Types: Lesson
Languages: English
Back to Top