Grade 5 Archive

This archive features classroom material that is no longer required in the curriculum.

Provincial histories

In this topic we will look at the heritage and identity of South Africa’s different provinces, including each one’s government and symbols. We will also look at oral tradition and indigenous knowledge of the meaning of the names of places and other landmarks. Lastly, the role of a democratically elected leader and how citizens can participate in a democracy will be explored.

Early civilisations

In various parts of the world, different civilizations arose. Many of these major civilizations were located in fertile areas near large rivers. Most of these civilizations were organised under a central and organised leadership. These civilizations often believed and accepted cruel dictators as messengers from their Gods and followed their orders without question. Evidence of these civilizations may be found in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Last updated : 23-Mar-2017

This article was produced for South African History Online on 25-Jan-2012