K-12 Tours of Photos in Black and White: Margaret Bourke-White and the Dawn of Apartheid in South Africa
While available and open to all school groups wishing to visit the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, the exhibit is particularly suited to 7th graders, as it meets the criteria for a number of Indiana Curriculum Standards, including:
SS 7.1.18 2007 Exploration, Conquest and Post-Colonial States: 1500 to the Present. Identify and describe recent conflicts and political issues between nations or cultural groups.
SS 7.1.21 2007 Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, bearing in mind multiple causation in the role of individuals, beliefs and chance in history.
SS 7.1.22 2007 Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Distinguish between unsupported expressions of opinion and informed hypotheses grounded in historical evidence.
SS.7.1.23 2007 Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research: Compare perspectives of history in Africa, Asia and the Southwest Pacific using fictional and nonfictional accounts.
SS 7.3.13 2007 Human Systems: Define the term ethnocentrism and give examples of how this attitude affected the relationships between the English settlers and the Kikuyu in Kenya and the British immigrants and the aborigines of Australia.
EL.7.2.6 2006 Expository (Informational) Critique: Assess the adequacy, accuracy, and appropriateness of the author’s evidence to support claims and assertions, noting instances of bias and stereotyping.
An accompanying Teacher Packet is available. Additionally, funding is available to support the costs of transportation for 7th grade classes to tour the exhibit. For more information, please contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition will be at the MMWC through December 20, 2013.