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***Google Classroom Compatible – these Microsoft Word documents can also be saved as Google Docs and used in Google or other digital classrooms


***Google Classroom Compatible – these Microsoft PowerPoint files can also be saved as Google Slides and used in Google or other digital classrooms


This resource includes ALL 4 PARTS described below AND 4 pages of guided notes handouts in MS WORD and PDF format for students to follow along. Each part contains rich text, images, video links, and more. Enjoy!


PART 1 - GEOGRAPHY (25 slides)

Students follow along with the PowerPoint using their own blank map to put 33 cities, landmarks, and geographic features in and around South Africa. New map items appear with the click of the mouse.


PART 2 - PRE-COLONIZATION pre-1600s (25 slides)

Topics include: the Khoisan, San, Khoi, foragers, pastoral tribes, hunter-gatherers, Adam's Calendar, Bantu, migration from Niger-Congo region, Zulu, agriculture, herding and more.


PART 3 - COLONIZATION 1600s-1961 (25 slides)

Topics include: The Portuguese (Dias, Da Gama, etc.), the Dutch, the British, RObert Jacob Gordon, David Livingstone, Boers, Afrikaan, Shaka Zulu, Zulu Nation, Frontier Wars, Diamonds, Gold, Transvaal, Cape Colony, Natalia, Orange Free State, Boer Wars, and more.


PART 4 - NATIONHOOD: 1961-present (25 slides)

Topics include: Apartheid, racial tension, Homeland Citizens Act, UN Actions, Eugene De Kock, State-sponsored violence, Military operations (e.g. Angola), anti-apartheid developments, Nelson Mandela, Modern issues facing South Africa (immigration, debt, AIDS, poverty), and more.

History of South Africa: 4-PART UNIT with 100 rich slides (handouts included)

  • Grade Level:


  • Pages:

    4 individual resources including 100 slides and 4 printable handouts

  • Subject(s):

    Geography, Global Studies, South Africa

  • Format(s):

    Zip with PowerPoint, Word, PDF

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