CAPS Grade 6 Social Sciences
40 Weeks
CAPS Grade 5 or an equivalent
Course ends with progression test
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The subject Social Sciences is made up of two subjects: Geography and History.

Geography is the science of the Earth’s surface, its atmosphere and its features. Geography answers the questions the learner has about the physical world they see around them each day.

The Grade 6 Geography syllabus is made up of the following topics:

  • Term 1: Map skills
  • Term 2: Trade
  • Term 3: Climate and vegetation around the world
  • Term 4: Population: why people live where they do

History, or a study of past events, gives the learner an understanding of the event. History is also a skills-based subject in which the learner develops the ability to become a critical reader and critical thinker.

The Grade 6 History syllabus is made up of the following topics:

  • Term 1: An African kingdom long ago in southern Africa: Mapungubwe
  • Term 2: Explorers from Europe find southern Africa
  • Term 3: Democracy and citizenship
  • Term 4: Medicine through time


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