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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.

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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.


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Audience:   Middle School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Literature, History, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons
Concepts:   Income, Human Capital