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ODYSSEY SOUTH AFRICA LONG TERM GROUPS 2008

BLOCK TWO

 

1.

 

DEFENSE

Winnie Mandela

 

 

2.

 

PROSECUTION

Winnie Mandela

 

 

3.

 

DEFENSE

F.W. DeKlerk

 

 

4.

 

PROSECUTION

F.W. DeKlerk

 

 

5.

 

DEFENSE

Gatsha Buthelezi

 

 

6.

 

PROSECUTION

Gatsha Buthelezi

 

 

7.

 

DEFENSE

Eugene Terre Blanche

 

 

8.

 

PROSECUTION

Eugene Terre Blanche

 

 

Ø      PLEASE BEGIN TO COLLECT DATA NOW  October 28, 2008

BE SURE TO CLARIFY BOTH THE FORMAT AND DUE DATES OF BOTH THE July’s People PROJECT AND THE TRIAL.


ODYSSEY

SOUTH AFRICA

2008

JULY’S PEOPLE

FORMAT: Be prepared for Monday, November 17, to work with your group.  That means you will have read the novel AND written notes on your assigned question. (see page three and four)

 

v     November 17 will be July’s People clarification day (see attached worksheet on page two) (this will take ½ the block)

v    November 19 will be an in-class presentation preparation day

v    November 21 your final practice day for July’s People presentation and prep for the trial

 

1.     Each group is responsible for preparing a ONE page (single side) response to their assigned question (see page FOUR).  Bring SIX COPIES TO CLASS – one for each of you and one for Craig and Becky.  Remember to quote the text (with page numbers) to support your point of view.

2.     November 21 – final practice/prep

3.     November 24 & 25 – the class will divide into FOUR sections with a member from each group in each section.  If you only have four members in your group and someone is absent then your group must cover by one person presenting twice.  The presentation grade will be determined by the students who are in the section.  (see page five)

4.     Each person in the section will be responsible for the sharing out of his or her group’s response to their question.

 

 

 

The group evaluation (see page six) of each member will be based on:

a)     Preparedness for work sessions

b)    Ability to help the group accomplish the group’s goals/norms (print your group’s goals/norms under the criteria section of the evaluation)

c)     The group evaluation is due on November 24.  This is true for all groups.  Be sure that you fill the form in completely in order to have input into the evaluation.

 


JULY’S PEOPLE – GROUP CLARIFICATION

DUE ON November 17

 

20 MINUTES

 

Be prepared to help your group to:

a)     Create a family tree for the Smales

b)    Create a family tree for July’s family

c)     Clarify where the story is taking place

d)    Clarify when the story is taking place

e)     Clarify the race or ethnic background of the main characters

 

 

 

15 MINUTES

 

You may use this time in your group to share data about your trial person.

 

 

NOTE: Time is short today and preparedness is the key to accomplishing your goals.


JULY'S PEOPLE

 

Group Discussion Questions: Please support your responses with references from the text.

 

GROUP 1:  The words "back there," refer to the life that July and the Smales lived in an affluent suburb in South Africa.  Using the many flashbacks as your source, describe their former life.  Specifically, what were the Smales' political and social attitudes?  Where would they appear on the political spectrum of South Africa?  Do their attitudes change?

 

GROUP 2:  The quotation at the start of the book reads, "The old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum there exists a great diversity of morbid symptoms."  What is the significance of this statement for the novel?  What significance does this statement have for present day South Africa?

 

GROUP 3:  Examine Gordimer's use of time (flashbacks, scramble sequences, etc.) in the novel.  What are her reasons for using time in this way?  Make connections between time in the novel and "Nada" in "A Clean Well Lighted Place".  Make connections between time in the novel and "Anansi the Spider".

 

GROUP 4:  Trace the relationship between Maureen and July.  Does the relationship change?  If so, how do you account for the change?  What are the sources of closeness, anger, and/or misunderstanding?  (suggestion: see pp. 94-101 and pp. 148-154).

 

GROUP 5:  Examine the character of Bam in the novel.  Trace the relationship between a) Bam and Maureen, b) Bam and July (suggestion: see p. 145) and look at his role as a father, husband, provider, and that of a "man among men" in the village--in relation to Daniel and July.

 

GROUP 6:  Explain the roles of Daniel, Martha, and the chief in the novel.  What is each character's point of view of the Smales?

 

GROUP 7:  How successfully do the Smales adjust to life in the village?  Discuss the children, Bam, and Maureen.

 

GROUP 8:  The conclusion of July's People seems purposefully vague.  At the end of the story, Maureen is running and the words, "she runs", are repeated again and again in the final pages.  Why is she running?  What might she be running toward or running from?


JULY’S PEOPLE – PRESENTATION FEEDBACK

 

 

GRADE

 

PRESENTER

COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK WHICH EXPLAIN THE GRADE AND GIVE CRITIQUE THAT IS USEFUL TO THE PRESENTER

 

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July's People - group evaluation 

 


Your individual grade is an average of the group evaluation’s percentage times the students’ evaluation of the groups’ performance.

GROUP# ____GROUP NAME ________YOUR NAME _______________

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION: (LIST YOUR GROUP’S GOALS/NORMS)

  1.  
  2.  
  3.  

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NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

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NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

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NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

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NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

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NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

score

NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

 


SOUTH AFRICA SIMULATION

THE TRIALS OF THE CENTURY

2008

A series of trials are being held in South Africa and in the Andover High School Odyssey room.  These trials are intended to end the terror that resulted from the conflict in South Africa during the past thirty years.  These trials should be seen outside of the proceedings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

 

The defendants in the four trials to be held in Room 255 are:

Ø      December 9          Winnie Mandela            charged with murder and financial irregularities

Ø      December 10          F.W. DeKlerk               charged with murder and conspiracy to murder

Ø      December 11          Gatsha Buthelezi           charged with murder and conspiracy to murder

Ø      December 12          Eugene Terre Blanche   charged with murder and terrorism

 

The defendant should expect to be on the stand for at least 20 minutes.  Both the defense and the prosecution will need to develop a list of witnesses they wish to place on the stand.  The structure of the trial will be as follows:

 

q       Opening a reading of the charges (based on the specific charges developed the prosecution) [APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES]

q       Opening remarks for the prosecution [ABOUT FIVE MINUTES]

q       Opening remarks for the defense [ABOUT FIVE MINUTES]

q       Prosecution presents its case [TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES MAXIMUM]

a)      Calls and questions witness (this is referred to as direct questioning)

b)      Witness may be cross-examined by the defense

c)      Prosecution may then choose to “redirect” (this allows the prosecution to clear up confusion that may have occurred in the process of  cross-examination but it is out of order to ask about any evidence or information that was not brought up by the defense in the cross-examination of this witness)

d)      Prosecution will call its next witness

e)      At the end of the witness list, the prosecution will rest its case

f)       NOTE: remember that procedural motions, objections to particular questions, will be ruled upon by the judicial tribunal – be ready for all possibilities

q       Defense presents its case [TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES MAXIMUM]

a)      Calls and questions witness (this must include your client at some point)

b)      Witness may be cross-examined by the prosecution

c)      Defense may then choose to “redirect” (this allows the defense to clear up confusion that may have occurred in the process of  cross-examination but it is out of order to ask about any evidence or information that was not brought up by the prosecution in the cross-examination of this witness)

d)      Defense will call its next witness

e)      At the end of the witness list, the defense will rest its case

f)       NOTE: remember that procedural motions, objections to particular questions, will be ruled upon by the judicial tribunal – be ready for all possibilities

q       Closing remarks (summation) for the prosecution [ABOUT FIVE MINUTES]

q       Closing remarks (summation) for the defense [ABOUT FIVE MINUTES]

 

IN-CLASS TRIAL PREPARATION DATES:

11/17 – Each member comes with research to enable the team to organize their case

12/2, 12/3, & 12/8 – Final trial prep and script practice

 

 

South Africa Trial 

 

 

 


Your individual grade is an average of the group evaluation’s percentage times the teachers’ evaluation of the groups’ performance.

GROUP# ___GROUP NAME ________YOUR NAME ________________

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION: (LIST YOUR GROUP’S GOALS/NORMS)

1.       

2.       

3.       

score

NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

score

NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

score

NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

score

NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

score

NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD

score

NAME

I LIKE THE WAY THAT YOU

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD