Footprints Into The 21st Century is a wonderful literature-based South African curriculum featuring an exceptional collection of books for 12-16-year-old students. It covers South African History from the South African War, World War 1 up to the first democratic elections of 1994 and the emergence of a new South African era. Its national leaders (like Nelson Mandela), sports heroes, arts and culture are also studied. The curriculum has 8 sections and each historical period/ section outlines faith-building, life skills and natural sciences studies and activities.
This curriculum provides detailed guidelines and schedules and my 14-year-old daughter completed almost all the reading and many assignments independently.
When I read the books and outlines, I remembered living in the 1980’s as a scholar and I was emotionally moved by the content. However, my daughter viewed much of this as ‘history” and I found that the content was suitable for a younger reader, yet challenging and thought-provoking.
Books like Faith Like Potatoes and The Seed Sower inspired our faith! I am delighted that we could devote a whole year to study the rich heritage, history, culture, natural sciences, politics and geography of South Africa.
I highly recommend Footprints Into The 21st Century.