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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

Grade 9 

  1. World War One
  2. Between the Wars
  3. 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. What was the impact of the collapse of the USSR in 1989?
  3. Globalisation
  4. How did South Africa emerge as a democracy from the crises of the 1990s?
    5. Civil Society protest 1960s to 1990: America and South Africa