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Rights and Freedom: South Africa

VCE History Unit 2 | Study 2: Challenge and change

Source: Riot police confront workers, Johannesburg, 1985. University of Cape Town (2019).

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings

Students will understand how oppressions is formed through the means of government/social convention. Students will also understand how leaders, ideas, movements and events can transform a country from one of oppression into one of greater liberty and justice.

Essential Questions
  • How do governments control people?
  • Why do they control people?
  • How does an idea create a movement?
  • What circumstances lead to a popular movement?
  • How does a citizenry move against a powerful opposition?
  • What makes a good leader?
  • What morals and ethics underpin a successful movement?

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