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June 19, 1999 Update
Remember, the "Kids' Versions" are aimed at K-6.

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The team generated the following reports: Try the following activities:
Monica - Capturing the Celebration of the Century!
Kid's version available

Monica walks us through the festivities of the Inauguration. She highlights the food, folks and fun!

Hold a class Presidential Inauguration. Divide the class into small groups, have each write an acceptance speech and come up with a slogan for their event that goes along with their theme. Have each group elect a President who will deliver "The Speech." Feel free to construct flags, banners or tee-shirts to go along with the event.

Find local coverage on South Africa's Presidential Inauguration. Find an International article. Compare. How are the accounts different? How are they similar? Why do you think this is?

Shawn - Watch your Step - These Animals Are Dangerous!
Kid's version available

Shawn and Abeja visit Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, the first in Africa and home to the "Big Five" - elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, lion and leopard.

Identify five endangered species in Africa. What is the Government doing to protect them?

Identify five endangered species in America. What is the Government doing to protect them?

Write a creative story where you encounter one of the "Big Five." What would you do?

Abeja - Rugby and Pizza Hut---welcome to Africa!?!

Shawn and Abeja visit a high school, eat pizza, watch a rugby game and surf in the Ocean - could be the US - only it's Africa.

For Discussion: Imagine if Abeja and Shawn's new friends came to visit your school. What do you think they would find similar or different? What places would you show them? What things would you do?

The South Africans consider sports very important. What activities are important to American culture?

Activity: Identify and play a rugby game. What American games are similar?

Kavitha - What lies ahead for the youth of the African Century

Kavitha tells us why the inauguration meant so much to the youth of South Africa.

Research South Africa's new president Thabo Mbeki. What issues and policies does he support?

Find out more about the National Youth Commission (NYC). What does it do? Can you find their web site?

Find out more about the student uprising in Soweto on June 16, 1976, the actual event that National Youth Day commemorates. What disputes led to this riot? Can you think of any similar riots that happened in the US?

 
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