South Africa World War One: Education Learning Resource

Stefan Manz, Dumisani Jali, Anne Samson, Lynelle Howson, Suryakanthie Chetty, Tilman Dedering, Joseph Yannielli

Research output: Other contributionTeaching Resource


This Learning Resource presents a global theme with a South African focus. It has developed from the Minorities and Internment in South Africa during the Great War 1914-1919 project (available as an education resource at It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Partners include KwaZulu Natal Museum, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and academics from the Universies of Pretoria and Stellenbosch. The pack and accompanying Virtual Reality and Heritage trail app together with other information can be found online at

Through the activities young people will gain an insight into aspects of the First World War at both global (empire) and national (South Africa) levels which continue to have relevance to the modern world. Although often regarded as an imperial war, something unconnected with Africa, the First World War of 1914-1918 was to have a major impact on the young Union of South Africa culturally, economically, and politically. Themes touched on in this Learning Resource may prove distressing for some pupils as they deal with discrimination, conflict and death.
Original languageEnglish
TypeEducation Learning Resource
Media of outputBooklet
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781915660206
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2022

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  • South Africa, World War I, Education


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