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  1. South African History Online Towards a people’s history SASHT conferenceSeptember 2011

  2. Who is SAHO? • Largest website of South African history and culture • Comprehensive educational programme • History curriculum grades 4-12 • Exhibitions; publications

  3. Screenshot of the SAHO homepagewww.sahistory.org.za

  4. Screenshot of the SAHO history classroomwww.sahistory.org.za/classroom

  5. Using the internet as a teaching resource • Emergence of global education market – internet • Large ‘online library’ of digitised resources – 3d view • Tool for lesson planning and resource of classroom activities • Learner Centred • Active vs Passive

  6. Conceptualizing History : LillesleafFram

  7. Benefits • Accessibility to rich resources and classroom activities – e.g. accessibility to pictures, cartoons, videos • Quicker lesson planning and sharing of lesson ideas • ‘E-learning’ opportunities • Learner skills development • Expanding historical research and developing an online resource teachers and academics can ‘own’. • General online support – e.g. forums

  8. Example of a SAHO online gallery

  9. Screenshot of a SAHO media librarywww.sahistory.org.za/library

  10. Inside the media library (digitised resources)www.sahistory.org.za/library

  11. Internet accessibility+resources=Active learning

  12. SAHO’s Education Programme • To strengthen the teaching of history & increase the interest in the subject • To provide a free resource (open source) • To utilize social media platforms and to enrich and grow history research

  13. Projects/Programmes • Oral history competition • Research skills development- Increase interest in local histories • Done in partnership with DBE • Free, open source • Requires constant review and update • Lessons and Activities • SAHO Media library and online resources • Online Forums, monitored by teachers and curriculum experts • ‘e-learning’ channel development • Move cities project into phase 2 • Schools • Universities • The Chief Albert Luthuli Young Historians Competition • Development of online curriculum materials and aids for history Grades 4 – 12 • Teacher Outreach and Support Programme , Online Support Service, and ‘e-learning’ channel development • ‘History Matters’ publicity campaign

  14. ‘Let us work together to keep history alive’