Grade 8 lesson on colonisation posted online, divides South Africa

Grade 8 lesson on colonisation posted online, divides South Africa

- A social media user posted a photo of a Grade 6 history lesson online

- The pic showed that kids were taught the "good and bad results" of colonialism

- The post sparked a massive reaction and Mzansi was left with mixed feelings

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On Sunday, a social media user, who was identified as @Rampsa_Monanyane, posted a photo under the popular "O jewa ke eng?" thread.

Monanyane's photo showed a Grade 6 history lesson - which was allegedly taught at Ellisras High School.

Monanyane's niece had to write down the good and bad consequences of colonialism.

"On Friday I went through my niece's history book from Ellisras Hoerskool... I've never been the same since," the post was captioned.

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Briefly.co.za gathered the post caused a frenzy on social media with tweeps weighing in on colonisation being taught in school.

Zikhali Mazembe, who goes by the Twitter handle @Zikhali82970898, commented:

"It's unfortunate that our government is not doing its job, Afrikaners are feeding our kids poisonous education."

Another tweep, @SphoModingwane1, added:

"I like how they teach there, this is the truth. There's really nothing wrong with this, kids could actually use this to understand more about history, this is the history that should be learnt in any South African school, not Hitler and the Germans. I would take my child here."

Social media user, @Msentiii_, wrote:

"I remember this from my school days. It's an objective view of history. Nowadays we tend to involve our feelings into this matter."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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