Footprints Into The 21st Century

A rich collection of South African Literature

A rich collection of South African Literature

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.


4 thoughts on “Footprints Into The 21st Century

  1. I am fascinated by South African history….though we are Aussies with no SA background whatsoever. We have read Cry and Journey to Jo’Burg. Can you recommend a book on SA history suitable for 10-16 yr olds? I recognise there is a lot of controversy and we would be looking for a book from a Biblical perspective. I had a look at the Footprints curriculum and it looks great, but too detailed for our needs. I wish there was an Australian Footprints though!


    • We loved Faith Like Potatoes (also available as DVD) and The Seed Sower, both written by Angus Buchan. He is a very well-respected SA evangelist and these stories are spiritually inspiring and uplifting. All Things Wild and Wonderful, is an autobiography written by Kobie Kruger, the wife of the chief game ranger in the Kruger National Park. She writes of her family’s life and amazing (and often funny) experiences living in the national game reserve. It is a “living book” that takes you, the reader, right into the wild of South Africa!


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