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World Geography Project Ideas

World Geography Projects

By Liane Hicks

Teaching world geography can prove challenging and abstract. One of the best ways teachers can combat that is by bringing their study of various places around the world to life with dynamic and customizable projects that combine digital storytelling, geography, and student imagination.

High School Projects

High School Projects

Teacher Guide by Liane Hicks with Lessons by Liane Hicks, Rebecca Ray and Oliver Smith

Projects are a necessary component to any class, and can take many forms, from presentations to posters! Students will enjoy the variety of projects they can create using Storyboard That. Using templates and their imaginations, students will be able to display their research and knowledge in a visual way. These ideas and resources will help spark inspiration and templates make great starting points to give students a head start. Be prepared to be wow-ed by your students!

World Geography Projects

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Students can create a biography poster for an influential figure in the country they are studying.

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  • Anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, philanthropist, First democratically elected president of South Africa
  • 1993 Winner of Nobel Peace Prize whohelped end apartheid in South Africa. "To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”“Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.”“Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.”
  • Nelson Mandela
  • In 1994, Black South Africans were finally able to vote in an election and Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He retired in 1999 but continued to be involved as an inspiring leader in international affairs until his death on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. During his life, Mandela, or Madiba as he was affectionately nicknamed by his supporters, received countless honors and awards in recognition of his fight against inequality and racism. Mandela is a global icon of democracy and justice.
  • Mandela became active in politics in Johannesburg and studied law at the University of Witwatersrand where he was the only black student. He helped found the youth wing of the African National Congress (ANC). Mandela opposed the system of apartheid in South Africa where racial discrimination was institutionalized, allowing racial segregation in all aspects of daily life. The oppressive and unjust system of apartheid denied basic rights for Black South Africans such as voting, serving in public office, land ownership, and more, to uphold a system of white supremacy. Mandela organized protests, strikes, and boycotts and was arrested in 1952 and 1956. Despite working as a lawyer and activist to change the unjust laws by peaceful means, Mandela became increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress.
  • Mandela was again arrested in 1962 for protesting against apartheid and at his hearing famously said ‘I am prepared to die’ for the cause. Mandela said that a ‘government which uses force to support its rule teaches the oppressed to use force to oppose it’. In 1964, Mandela was sentenced to life in prison on Robben Island. Mandela would spend 27 years in prison. But, he continued to protest and took part in hunger strikes. The anti-apartheid movement gained momentum worldwide with many calling for Mandela's release. In 1990, South African President FW de Klerk finally released Mandela.
  • Nelson Mandela was born July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa as Rolihlahla Mandela. He later went by Nelson after being given this name at his Christian primary school. Mandela excelled in his studies, graduating from high school and earning a BA from Fort Hare University College despite being expelled for taking part in a student protest.
  • Early Life
  • Protest and Imprisonment
  • Education and Activism
  • Presidency and End of Life

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