Unit: Civil Disobedience
Apartheid Research Assignment
We will begin our unit on Civil Disobedience by studying Apartheid in South Africa.
You will prepare a short presentation (using the digital forum Animoto) about what you have learned about your
select topic after your research. A minimum of three research sources are required for your works cited list
(not including your image citations). You are encouraged to use the Apartheid Pathfinder in the SHS Library
Home page to begin your search and secure documentation and resources for your presentation. Your
presentation will be given as a group (two members each), but each member will have to produce components
for the presentation (see included instructions for creating note cards and works cited).
Choose ONE of the following topics:
1. Bills and Acts: There are many that are of interest. Some are difficult to find. Here are some
suggestions, but you only need to pick one to discuss in depth: Franchise and Ballot Act (1892); Natal
Legislative Assembly Bill of 1894; General Pass Regulations of 1905; Asiatic Registration Act of 1906;
South Africa Act of 1910; Native Land Act 1913; Natives in Urban Areas Bill of 1918; Apartheid Laws
of 1948; Immorality Act, Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act, Population Registration Act (1950),
Bantu Authorities Act (1951), The Public Safety Act and the Criminal Law Amendment Act.
2. Jim Crow Laws and comparison to Apartheid in South Africa
3. Steven Biko and the imprisonment and/or death of other dissidents.
4. Afrikaans Medium Decree of 1974 and the Soweto Riots.
5. Comparison of American Civil Rights Movement to Black South African’s struggle for equality.
6. Nelson Mandela’s freedom, presidency, and the establishment of the new government.
7. South Africa today. Compare the educational opportunities, living standards, jobs opportunities,
economic status and land ownership of White South Africans to Black South Africans.
NoodleBib: Note Card/Works Cited Information Due Date ___________
*When creating a list, use MLA Advanced
*Description Heading: Civil Disobedience and Apartheid
*From your NoodleBib Dashboard, click on the “Bibliography” tab at the top of the
screen. When you do your animoto, you will need to cite all of the pictures that you use.
When citing an image on NoodleBib:
1. From the pull down tab, choose “Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph.” Click Create citation.
2. Choose “Painting, sculpture, photograph, etc.” Click next.
3. Choose “Online.” Click next.
4. Choose “A work of art or photograph, originally in a museum or collection, reproduced online.”
5. Fill in information. You may leave some areas blank if the information is not provided on the
For this assignment you will create at least NINE note cards detailing information you gather from your three
Works Cited entries in NoodleBib. You should create your works cited as you gather information. Here are
some common questions I have received about note cards:
1. What do I write on each note card?
Each note card should contain a direct quote or paraphrased information from your source material. Do not
write anything else on a note card such as information that you would like to add but that does not come
from source material research. Use your note cards to organize the information that you will use in your
2. How many note cards should I have per source?
That is up to you. You may have a lengthy source from which you can make multiple note cards. You may
also have a shorter source from which you may only have enough information to create one note card.
There is no maximum number of note cards per source. However, you will be evaluated on the content of
each note card, so be sure that your information is accurate and meaningful.
3. How do I organize information on the note cards?
Note cards consist of three sections: direct quotations, paraphrases, and my ideas. Review the descriptions
a. DIRECT QUOTATIONS: If you use direct, or word-for-word, information from a source, it is a
direct quotation. Copy it exactly as it appears in the original source. Include a proper citation after
the quote. For example: “This is my direct quotation” (Hogg 23).
b. PARAPHRASE: If you restate ideas in your own words, include it in this section, but still cite the
source (Hogg 23).
4. After I submit my note cards, how will you grade them?
You must proofread all information in each note card to ensure proper spelling, punctuation, capitalization,
and grammar. You must make sure you have copied your quotes exactly and have submitted them to me on
time. You must have at least nine note cards. You must discuss the project with your partners and decide
how to divide the research. Your cards cannot say the same thing! You will each be using your cards for
your section of the presentation, and you will have your own works cited page with your name on it
embedded into the animoto. Each student in the group must have a minimum of four note cards. You will
get a group grade for the presentation, but the majority of the grade will be individual.
NoodleBib: Submitting Notecards
Directions: Follow the steps below to electronically submit your Works Cited list and nine note cards detailing
your research for the Apartheid Assignment.
1. Log in to www.noodletools.com and click on the “NoodleBib” tab to open your Works Cited list for
2. Find “Notecard display,” and click the link “Show/hide all” to display all of your notecards.
3. Next, click “Share” at the top of the screen.
4. Enter the proper Assignment DropBox
Apartheid Project (for Settino)
GershmanENG10AC A Block- Apartheid/Animoto Research
5. Enter your full first and last name.
6. Click “Share.”
Name: Topic: Partners:
Apartheid Animoto Graphic Organizer
Thesis Statement about Select Topic:
First Major Point:
Quote to support first main idea:
Second Major Point:
Quote to support second main idea:
Third Major Point:
Quote to support third main idea:
Wrap Up and Introduction of Next Topic (which will be addressed by your group partner):
English 10AC Name_________________________
Period: _____ Date_____________
Standard 1: Learning to Read Independently
Standard 3: Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature
Unit: Civil Disobedience and Aparthied~ Exploring the Power of the Individual
Standards/Areas of Assessment Grading/Evaluation
HIGH VERY GOOD GOOD NEEDS WORK POOR OFF-PROMPT
Focus (Research/Preparation) 10 9 8 7 6 5
- Explored a variety of appropriate resources (indicated on works cited list at close of video)
- Met deadlines on performance task
- Video presents a central topic with a sense of purpose and clarity
Content 20 18 17 16 14 10
- Credited resources (MLA format)
- Thoroughly provided overview of topic through quality use graphics and text
- Effectively identified and explored meaning of select topic
- Information is effectively presented in an engaging manner
Visual Elements 20 18 17 16 14 10
- Images/photos are appropriate to topic
- Thought and care evident in the arrangement of select images
- Effectively identified and explored meaning of select topic using visual medium
- High-level delivery of select topic which leaves lasting impression on audience
Written Elements 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 0
- Had few errors
- Were thoroughly proofread and revised
- Supported main ideas with appropriate supplemental text
Oral Presentation 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 0
- Spoke audibly and expressively about topic
- Maintained excellent eye contact with audience
- Effectively introduced and framed project appropriately for audience
Name:_________________________ Due Date: __________________
Apartheid Essay Rubric: 50 Points
Essay provides a clear thesis statement identifying the theme in relation to the novel
Ideas are communicated with clarity
The thesis statement acts as glue throughout the essay
Information is specific, illustrative, relevant and accurate to the purpose of the essay
Provides only information about topic
Purposeful use of in-text documentation from reputable source including both paraphrased and quoted
Quoted material is clear, concise, sophisticated and adds new information to topic
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of topic
Introduction: develops primary idea within thesis, uses an engaging and vivid
start to establish the foundation for the essay
Body paragraphs flow in a logical, cohesive order
Transitions exist between paragraphs and sentences to connect ideas
(includes appropriate paragraph breaks to show a shift in ideas)
Each paragraph has a clear topic sentence
Conclusion summarizes clearly, connects to the intro strategy and recaps the major points.
Works Cited is formatted properly
All textual evidence is cited properly
Demonstrates an understanding of proper paraphrasing
STHS Grammar Non-Negotiable Rubric: 10 Points
Below is a list of non-negotiable requirements for your writing in 9th grade. Since we are beginning the semester, we will
only assess the following elements.
1. Form plurals with s or es. (No apostrophe!)
Examples: boy…boys tomato…tomatoes
2. Apply the rules of capitalization.
3. Form possessives with an apostrophe. Punctuate singular and plural possessive correctly.
Examples: one boy’s (The boy’s dog was lost.)
two boys’ (The boys’ clubhouse was dirty.)
4. Do not confuse a possessive with a contraction.
Example: its for it’s
5. Do not confuse words that sound alike or look similar.
Examples: their, there, they’re to, too, two
witch, which loose, lose
6. Indicate titles of literature correctly.
Examples: Use “quotation marks” for essays, song titles, short stories, and poems.
Use italics for novels, plays, anthologies, and films
7. Avoid slang, colloquial, and trite language.
8. Match pronouns with the nouns they replace. Pay attention to gender and number.
(“Everyone” is a singular pronoun. You cannot use it to replace a plural noun.)
9. Do not switch verb tense without good reason.
(Write about literature in the present tense. Write about history in the past tense.)
10. Avoid ending phrases, clauses, or sentences with a preposition (i.e. in, on, out). Avoid sentence fragments or run-
11. Use commas when required:
series of adjectives or phrases
two independent clauses joined by conjunction
One point per error ______________/10 Points