Part one of this history of South Africa covers the following areas:
Early Southern Africa – Learn about the people who originally inhabited the different parts of southern Africa.
The Colonization of South Africa – Learn about the early Dutch settlement of Cape Colony and their conflicts with the Khoikhoi and Xhosa.
British Rule – Learn about the history and expansion of the Cape Colony from the early to mid 1800s.
Diamonds – Learn about the discovery of diamonds and the impact on the government and society of southern Africa.
Gold – Learn about the discovery of gold and its impact on the Boer republics.
The Anglo-Zulu & Boer Wars – Learn how the British extended their control over all of southern Africa.
The Union of South Africa – Learn how the British began to introduce discriminatory laws against non-European peoples during the first half of the 20th century.
Each section comes with reading, question, and project sheets to help students learn and demonstrate mastery of the information.
A full PowerPoint is included to help guide students through each separate section.
At the end of the unit is a test including multiple-choice, written, and map questions.
Part Two of the unit covers the history of South Africa during and after the Apartheid Era.
Please download the preview sheet to see samples of the worksheets and other resources.