Other Subjects: History - Civil Rights

Use Rugby World Cup 2015 to raise awareness of civil rights issues.

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Other Subjects: History - Civil Rights

Delivery idea

Use the Rugby World Cup to raise awareness of civil rights issues.

How to do it

Investigate Apartheid in South Africa. Did a similar situation exist in any other countries? What was the view of Africans towards Rugby during Apartheid and why did they have such a view? How did Nelson Mandela use Rugby to help unite South

Africa? Was his strategy supported by his people? The tasks could take the form of individual projects, group presentations or a group play/sketch.

When/ where to use it

This project could be used at any time to support the curriculum.

Supporting resources

Within RWC 2015 resource
Civil rights worksheet - in Other Subjects/History section of the resource.

Available elsewhere
YouTube video of documentary on Nelson Mandela: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4vlFQA-t9w
DVD: 'Invictus'
Book: 'Playing the Enemy' by John Carlin


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