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ERIC Number: ED447051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
South Africa in World Historical Perspective: An Introduction to the History of South Africa. A Curriculum Unit for Grades 11-Adult.
Lee, Christopher J.
This curriculum unit seeks to place South Africa's history in a world historical perspective. Although the unit cannot provide a comprehensive analysis of South Africa's place in the world, it does intend to provide an introductory framework by exploring the broad themes of settlement, economic development, and political development. It is specially designed to conform to the National History Standards for high school students studying world history. The unit is intended to be flexible enough to help those teachers who seek a basic framework to teach South Africa's history exclusively, as well as those who seek to incorporate South Africa's history into a pre-existing curriculum. The unit is divided into three lessons: (1) "Geography and Settlement"; (2) "Industrialization and the Development of 20th-Century South African Society"; and (3) "Resistance and the End of White Minority Rule in South Africa." A combination of lecture outlines, handouts, and small group activities is provided for each lesson. The introduction gives purpose, objectives, outline of activities, equipment needed, a timeline, and background information. Supplementary materials for both teacher and students can be used to extend the unit. Suggested materials are listed in the appendix. (BT)
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Institute for International Studies, Encina Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6055; Tel: 800-578-1114 (toll free); Fax: 650-723-6784; E-mail: (; Web site: (
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: South Africa