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South Africa teaching resources


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KS3 Curriculum links

Living in Soweto, South Africa
You are a black South African living in Soweto.  In what ways has the country changed since the end of apartheid?  What changes do you think still need to be made?
development; inequality; poverty; population & settlement; employment
Geography: 1.2b, 1.3b, 1.5a, 2.1g, 3g
History: 1.3a, 2.1b, 3i
Citizenship: 1.1c, 2.1a
Transporting goods from Cape Town, South Africa You work on a cargo ship transporting goods from Cape Town to Europe.  What goods might be being shipped? development; trade; economic activities; farming; food

Geography: 1.2a, 1.4a, 3h
Citizenship: 1.3c, 2.3c
Differences in healthcare in South Africa
You are a nurse working in Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.  What differences might you notice if you were to visit a clinic in a more rural part of South Africa?
development; healthcare; inequality; poverty
Geography: 1.2b, 1.5a, 2.1a
Citizenship: 3g
Farming in South Africa
You are farmer in South Africa.  Where in the country might you be living?  What might you be growing?
development; inequality; economic activities; farming; population & settlement; population density  & distribution; food; weather & climate
Geography: 1.2b, 1.5a, 2.1d, 3h
Citizenship: 1.3d
Flora in South Africa
You are an enthusiastic amateur botanist.  Where in South Africa might you choose to visit?  What might explain the large variety of flora in this area?
resources; ecosystems, environmental issues; conservation
Geography: 1.2b, 1.6a, 2.1g
Science: 3.4c



South Africa’s cities: Cape Town and Johannesburg
economic activities; population & settlement; population density & distribution; population growth; urbanisation; weather & climate


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