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Life skills

Grade 3

People who make a difference

Module 3

Where do we come from?

The story of south africa

  • In 1652 Jan van Riebeeck and other Dutch settlers came to the Cape. They built a fort and provided fresh supplies for merchant ships that were on their way to the Far East.
  • In 1836 the farmers trekked to the interior. This is known as the Great Trek.

  • Round about 1890 many diamonds were discovered, and at roughly the same time large deposits of gold as well. Many people started working on the mines.
  • In 1912 an organisation called the African National Congress (ANC) was formed to fight for the rights of black people.
  • In 1961 South Africa became a republic.
  • In 1967 Dr Chris Barnard performed the first heart transplant operation.
  • In 1989 President F.W. de Klerk freed Nelson Mandela.
  • In 1994 the first election in which every South African citizen had the right to vote, took place. The ANC won and Nelson Mandela became president.
Make a cross next to the name of the person for whom you wish to vote Party name
Peter Watermelon AKP
Sarah Sugarbush CPE
Grant Moonshine FDO
  • In 1995 en 2007 South Africa won the rugby world cup.

Class discussion:

1. In your opinion, in what year did one of the most important events in the history of South Africa take place?

2. Who performed a very important operation in 1967?

3. Why did Nelson Mandela become president?

Think of some more questions about the past that you can discuss in class.

Form groups, think of some other events that happened in the past, and discuss them.

Complete the time line:

  • Indicate on the time line all the important dates that you have read about. They must be in the correct

General class discussion:

  • Discuss our three leaders with your friends.
  • Discuss the following questions:
  1. What did they do for South Africa in the past few years that you regard as being most meaningful?
  2. Which good leadership qualities are most obvious in these men?
  3. How can they become even more involved in children’s issues?
  4. Would you like to meet one of these leaders?
  5. Which one would you most like to meet and why?
  6. Write a letter to President Mbeki, inviting him to visit your school.
  7. Discuss with your friends what you would most like to show him.
  8. Make a list of all the preparations that will have to be made.
  9. Here are a few examples: Neatness of the school grounds, special decorations, etc.


Learning Outcomes(LO’s)
HISTORICAL ENQUIRYThe learner will be able to use enquiry skills to investigate the past and present.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.1 obtains information from historical sources (e.g. simple written accounts, visual sources, objects) [works with sources];1.2 answers questions about aspects of the past (answers question);1.3 describes orally and in sentences aspects of the past, discusses stories and events from the past as a class or in small groups, makes models, creates drawings, etc. (communicates the answer).
LO 2
HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDINGThe learner will be able to demonstrate historical knowledge and understanding.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
2.1 arranges events and objects in order, to develop a sense of the passing of time (chronology and time).


  • Discuss the history of South Africa with the learners.
  • Discuss the qualities of a good leader. (Refer to Module 1 where the learners had to elect a class leader.)
  • Collect enough information well in advance so that it will be available to the learners in class. In this way they will learn to do research on their own. The page references can be written on the board to make it easier for them.

Questions & Answers

what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
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