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Access VG1: The Homecoming. African kids play rugby league (video 4 min) All About South Africa. Jun 08, 2010 Seeing as the 2010 FIFA World Cup happened in South Africa, we thought it’d be cool to learn a bit more about the beautiful country, which has definitely been through its fair share of tough times.

All About South Africa

South African Kids Of all the countries on the continent of Africa, South Africa’s the most diverse in terms of its territory. It ranges from rolling hills to wide open savannah to the Kalahari Desert to the high peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains. Lots of people visit South Africa to go on safari, though, since it’s got two of the world’s most famous wildlife reserves: the Kruger and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Parks. Map of South Africa Early History South Africa is a beautiful country. A couple hundred years later, when gold was discovered in South Africa by the British, wars broke out between different European settlers who wanted to gain control of the country for themselves. Apartheid. ELI 103 New Headway plus 3 Cape Town (video 3,38 min) Learn to speak Afrikaans 1 : Basic Phrases (video 2,38) Nelson Mandela - Biography - President (non-U.S.), Writer, Civil Rights Activist. Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999.

Nelson Mandela - Biography - President (non-U.S.), Writer, Civil Rights Activist

A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Synopsis. Nelson Mandela - Facts & Summary. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, into a royal family of the Xhosa-speaking Thembu tribe in the South African village of Mvezo, where his father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa (c. 1880-1928), served as chief.

Nelson Mandela - Facts & Summary

His mother, Nosekeni Fanny, was the third of Mphakanyiswa’s four wives, who together bore him nine daughters and four sons. After the death of his father in 1927, 9-year-old Mandela—then known by his birth name, Rolihlahla—was adopted by Jongintaba Dalindyebo, a high-ranking Thembu regent who began grooming his young ward for a role within the tribal leadership. The first in his family to receive a formal education, Mandela completed his primary studies at a local missionary school. There, a teacher dubbed him Nelson as part of a common practice of giving African students English names.

He went on to attend the Clarkebury Boarding Institute and Healdtown, a Methodist secondary school, where he excelled in boxing and track as well as academics. Nelson MANDELA - Lesson plans - Cartoons - Webquests - Videos - Songs. Religions in South Africa (video 2 min) Robben Island. For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, about 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of exile where rulers sent those they regarded as outcasts and troublemakers.

Robben Island

Robben Island was used at various times between the 17th and 20th centuries as a prison, a hospital for socially unacceptable groups and a military base. Its buildings, particularly those of the late 20th century such as the maximum security prison for political prisoners, witness the triumph of democracy and freedom over oppression and racism. The author Lawrence Green described Robben Island as "The Island of Exiles". Robben Island Interactive. Rugby unites races in South Africa (video 2 min) South Africa. South Africa for Kids: Facts about South Africa. Written by kids for kids.

Here are some interesting facts about South Africa for kids which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids.

South Africa for Kids: Facts about South Africa. Written by kids for kids

Population: 55 million people live in South Africa (2015)Capital: Pretoria "The Jacaranda City", which also often is referred to as 'Tshwane' as the municipality changed name in 2007, has got 2.3 million inhabitants.Name: Republic of South Africa, RSA, ZA ("Zuid Afrika")Government: DemocracyLanguages: 11 official languages: isiZulu, Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa, siSwati, Sesotho, Xitsonga, Sepedi, isiNdebele, Setswana, TshivendaReligion: mainly Christians and Muslims, but also Jews and other faiths.Currency: 1 South African Rand (ZAR)= 100 CentsHistory: South Africa was led by Apartheid leaders until Nelson Mandela came free from prison and became the first democratically elected leader in South Africa in 1994.National Symbols: Protea (flower), Springbok (antelope) and others.

Click here.Climate: Various climatic regions. South Africa: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities. South Africa, on the continent's southern tip, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and by the Indian Ocean on the south and east.

South Africa: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities

Its neighbors are Namibia in the northwest, Zimbabwe and Botswana in the north, and Mozambique and Swaziland in the northeast. The kingdom of Lesotho forms an enclave within the southeast part of South Africa, which occupies an area nearly three times that of California. The southernmost point of Africa is Cape Agulhas, located in the Western Cape Province about 100 mi (161 km) southeast of the Cape of Good Hope. South Africa profile - overview. South Africa has one of the continent's biggest and most developed economies.

South Africa profile - overview

Up until 1994 it was ruled by a white minority which enforced a separation of races with its policy called apartheid. The apartheid government eventually negotiated itself out of power after decades of international isolation, armed opposition and mass protests. The democratically-elected leadership encouraged reconciliation and set about redressing social imbalances. South Africa Travel Cheat Sheet. South African Cuisine (video 3 min) South African Tourism - United States of America. Tracks 2013: South Africa Has It All! Tracks 2013: The Ten Things ... Traditional South African Dancing (video 2 min) What can we learn from Nelson Mandela to make a difference? - Official WizIQ Teach Blog.

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What can we learn from Nelson Mandela to make a difference? - Official WizIQ Teach Blog

Why do people want to communicate? ​ ​ To express the human story through myth, inspiration and powerful transformation. ​ ​ Let’s dig deeper into the story of Nelson Mandela and helps our students think, communicate and become active narrators in the search for peace and what makes us human. Image credit: Paul Don Smith What can we teach students about Nelson Mandela through the power of video and multi-media? Let’s dig a little deeper to find out;) 1) The Video: I chose this BBC video as a modern day look at Mandela’s legacy beyond South Africa. Then we ask questions and dig a lot deeper. Beyond politics, what other dark forces in our human nature perpetuate the kinds of violence and prejudice that can seem to be so innate in humanity as to be chilling to the core. Our better natures. Where are they when we need them?