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Grade 5

  1. What is history?
  2. Why do we study history?
  3. Measuring time in history
  4. Using evidence to analyse history
  5. Archaeology
  6. Archaeological evidence

Grade 6

  1. Age of Exploration and European Expansion
  2. Renaissance Era

Grade 7

  1. The French Revolution
  2. The American Revolution (The War of Independence)
  3. The Industrial Revolution
  4. Shifting Power Relations in South Africa

Grade 8

  1. Colonialism
  2. Gold and Diamond Discovery in South Africa
  3. World War One

Grade 9 

  1. Between the Wars
  2. World War Two

Grade 10

  1. The world around 1600
  2. European expansion and conquest during the 15th to 18th centuries
  3. The foundation of modern democracies
  4. Heritage

 Grade 11

  1. Communism in Russia 1900-1940
  2. Capitalism in the USA 1900-1940
  3. Impact of and responses to the crisis of capitalism in the USA in other parts of the world: Germany and Japan
  4. Ideas of Race in the late 19th and 20th centuries
  5. Nationalisms: South Africa
  6. Apartheid South Africa 1940s to 1960s

Grade 12

  1. The Cold War
  2. Independent Africa
  3. Civil Society Protests 1950s to 1970s
  4. Civil Resistance in South Africa (1970s and 1980s)
  5. The coming of democracy in South Africa and coming to terms with the past
  6. The end of the Cold War and a new world order: 1989 to the present