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Grade 6 learner book

Come, join us in learning about the Low Countries! Come, join us in learning about the Low Countries! In the grade 6 learner guide you will meet Asterix and his good friend Obelisk, Mannekin Pis in Brussels, Antigoon (the mythical giant) of Antwerp – and the Smurf family (that colony of fictitious, blue creatures who live in mushrooms in Belgium). These well-known figures all have a connection with the Low Countries and will introduce you to a whole new world! And whether it's stories of real heroes and adventure or fantasy, you'll be visiting a new world!

Grade 7 learner book

The grade 7 learner book reminds you that delicious food is more than fuel for the body – just think of braais or milktart and koeksisters! We taste and feel, remember and think when we eat! It’s food for the gods! Dishes from the Low Countries offer new possibilities, such as snert (pea soup), stamppot, uitsmyters, muisjes (“little mice” – sugared aniseed), frieten (potato chips) and more. Come, join us at the table!

Grade 8 learner book

Knights on horses, castles and banquets date from times long ago – but now we get to see them in fantasy TV series such as Game of Thrones. The Low Countries offer the perfect backdrop to learn more about them. And in the grade 8 learner book, we see, centuries later, how we still have knights and role models – and how many words and concepts survive in language to this day.

Grade 9 learner book

We all know the Low Countries are pefect for cycling – and that it is the most-used form of transport in those regions. Cycling is the theme of the grade 9 learner book. Don’t we all dream of having our own wheels, even if you need to power them yourself? ? There is also the bonus that cycling allows young people a great deal of independence – you can go where you want. And get fit in the process!

Grade 10 learner book

Have you ever heard of a holiday park? In the grade 10 learner book you are told about the camping habits in Low Countries holiday parks – at the coast, in woods, or elsewhere in Europe in the mountains. It’s certainly not only in South Africa that camping is very popular – we really are very similar to these compatriots of ours, even if we often do things in different ways. And then there are still other ways to holiday!

Grade 11 learner book

In the grade 11 learner book we take a look at storytelling – but from the angle of a modern young person in the city. City life is something most of you dream about. And although you might believe that made-up tales of wonderful characters are for the little ones, they are usually about dangerous quests and adventures that end well. We all need stories like these. So, in the modern world we tell new, modern versions – with the sky lit up by neon and sparkling lights. What would your own story sound like?


Grade 6 teacher's guide

The lesson package for grade 6 aims to introduce learners to Dutch culture and its language and literature. The title translates into How Do You Do! in Afrikaans and It’s Great to Meet You! in Dutch. Learners’ focus move from their familiar world of Afrikaans in South Africa to the new worlds of Dutch and the Netherlands and Belgium. They focus on what is similar in the different countries and languages, but also investigate what’s different.

Grade 7 teacher's guide

In this lesson for grade 7, food is the theme. By way of various dishes and snacks, we learn more about the Low Countries’ culture, language and literature. It looks at how Dutch and Belgian food are similar to food in South Africa, but also how it differs. The focus shifts from traditional dishes to the food the Dutch and Belgians eat today. Learners are encouraged to do research on Dutch and Belgian dishes, taste and cook it – and of course, talk about it!

Grade 8 teacher's guide

In the grade 8 lesson the world of knights, with their old world romanticism, courtesy and adventure is highlighted. It leads on to the focus on role models, of which there is always great need among our youth. Learners are introduced to well-known Dutch and Belgian role models and learn how to make characteristics of the knights a part of their emotional and spiritual armour. Learners are encouraged to look at their role models critically and reminded that role models are not necessarily perfect, but sometimes have feet of clay.

Grade 9 teacher's guide

In the Netherlands there are more bicycles than inhabitants, and cycling is the theme for grade 9. More than 70% of all rides undertaken in Amsterdam and Rotterdam are by bicycle. There are safe cycling trails everywhere, and in the Netherlands and Belgium everyone knows that cyclists have priority over motorists. Signs such as “Fietsstraat. Auto te gast” (cycling road – the car is a guest) appear everywhere. Even before they can walk, Dutch children “cycle”. They ride in a special seat on their mothers’ bicycles – which are much like a delivery or transport bike and authentically Dutch.

Grade 10 teacher's guide

Camping is the theme for grade 10 – which is an activity that is also common in South Africa. But we don’t call camping sites “holiday parks”, as the people in the Low Countries do. This lesson package has. The learners leave their familiar area (Afrikaans and South Africa) for new worlds (Dutch and Netherlands and Belgium). The theme also explores outdoor activities and a healthy lifestyle.

Grade 11 teacher's guide

The theme for grade 11 focuses on fairy tales and cities. Learners are exposed to the exciting city life of Brussels and Amsterdam. The written and visual texts serve as teasers: not only to visit these cities one day, but also to realise that they offer many opportunities. It is also hoped that learners would become aware of the dangers of city life. They should be street smart but live purposefully to thrive. But at the glow of the neonlights, treasures are waiting: interesting study and sporting opportunities, good work, new social networks, and much more.