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Grade 4

People who served mankind

Module 6

Your family and relatives

You like history, because it is all about people and the past. all people, including you and your family, have their own family history.

Activity 1

To acquire information from different sources [lo 1.2]

The family you belong to is important to you.

  • What is a family?
  • Talk to a friend about your thoughts.

First we are going to do two exercises on how to use sources on family history. The following will help you to understand family sources.

  • Be familiar with all the forms of address of the different members of a family.
  • The symbol = means to be married.
  • These lines indicate the children of a married couple.

Activity 1

How to use sources on family history [lo 1.2]

What is:

  • the name of her brother?
  • the names of her parents?
  • the name of her aunt?
  • the name of her sister?
  • the names of her grandparents?

Activity 2

To determine a family’s history with the help of clues [lo 1.2]

These four people are members of the Jantjies family, two brothers and two sisters. You have been a friend of the family for many years.

Try to establish the history of the jantjies family with the help of certain clues. draw the table below in your exercise book and use the clues that follow to fill in the missing dates.

  • Alexander was born in 1898.
  • Sophia was born 5 years after Alexander.
  • Ben was born 6 years after Sophia.
  • Felisia was born 7 years before Ben.
  • Felisia got married 30 years after Sophia was born.
  • Alexander died 10 years after Felisia got married.
  • Ben got married 38 years after Felisia’s birth.
  • Sophia was married for 19 years before Ben got married.
  • Alexander got married 1 year after Sophia.
  • Felisia died 40 years after Ben got married.
  • Sophia died 1 year before Felisia died.
  • Ben died in the same year as Alexander.

The following two exercises will help you to use the story of your family history.

Activity 3

How to use sources to tell the story of your family history [lo 1.3]

(a)collect the names of your own family and try to compile your own family tree with the help of sources!


LEARNING OUTCOME 1: HISTORICAL ENQUIRY The learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate the past and present.

Assessment standard

We know this when the learner:

1.2 answers questions: uses information from sources to answer questions;

1.3 communicates answers: communicates knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways.


(a) Alexander

Joan and Benjamin



Sophia and Alexander


Ben Felisia Alexander Sophia
Born 1909 1902 1898 1903
Married 1940 1933 1922 1921
Died 1943 1980 1943 1979

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