A web quest about South Africa

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About the Republic of South Africa

http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/south-africa/sightseeing
  1. Complete a blank map showing the oceans, the countries which have a common border with SA, some famous cities and places.
  2. Imagine you're a tourist in SA , say where you're likely to be or go (click on the places to find out details about them ; some places may be mentioned twice)


Place

Give some details

You want to go on a photo safari



You want to visit the place where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 20 years



You want to relax in a seaside resort



You want to visit a famous area where black people where forced to live during the apartheid period



You're in a big city where you witness a car-jacking, and a murder



You're in a city where there are very rich people many of them being businessmen .



You see poor black people who live in really bad conditions



You have lost your passport and you need to go to the French embassy to get a new one






The South African flag

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_national_flag
  1. Colour a blank flag of South Africa

  2. When was it adopted ? What does this date mark?

  3. The colours of the flag have an official meaning. True/False?

  4. Indicate what its colours may symbolize


History

Complete the grid with some names and dates (the questions are not in chronological order)

http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/south-africa/history-timeline



Names

dates

First Europeans to settle in South Africa



A black man arrested and sent to jail for life



Introduction of segregation laws (what is it called)



A famous township where many black protesters were killed



A town where there was a first revolt against apartheid



Announced the end of apartheid



Awarded Nobel Peace Prize



First black man elected in SA



Year this black man's presidency ended



Freed Mandela from prison

Opposed during the Boer war



They won the Boer war



It became independent



Write a (very) short summary about the history of SA using the answers to the former exercise


Right or wrong

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa

Right () or wrong () ? Justify


English is the official language of S.A




SA is nicknamed the rainbow nation because the traditional clothes are very colourful



There are more white people than black people in S.A



SA belongs to the British commonwealth of Nations



The South African currency is the South African pound



The president of South Africa is called Nelson Mandela



Nelson Mandela is not dead , he is 70 years old.
AIDS affect many people in SA as a consequence there are many orphans




Quiz

Test your knowledge about South Africa with this game :

http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/south-africa/challenge