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A visit to the Maropeng Visitor Centre and the Sterkfontein Caves is a rich educational experience. With the help of a curriculum-linked resource pack, brimming with fascinating and practical educational material such as worksheets and suggested activities, teachers will be able to prepare learners before they visit the Cradle of Humankind, and to give them follow-up assignments afterwards.

The pack is carefully integrated with the South African education curriculum, and has been endorsed by the National Department of Basic Education.

Learners at any level, studying in any area or field, will be able to engage with appropriate content in the exhibitions.

While the guides at Maropeng have been trained to use the material and are able to assist when necessary, the resource pack has been specifically designed for teachers to structure their own educational excursion in order to gain the most from their experience.

Please click on the links below to download the education pack for each learning phase, as well as the teacher’s guide and the introduction to Maropeng for teachers.

For more information, please contact Maropeng at +27 (0)14 577 9000, or email website@maropeng.co.za.

Maropeng Teacher’s Guide

This educator’s guide gives the educator clear guidance of the learning programmes, learning areas or subjects which are dealt with in each specific area of the exhibition.

Foundation Phase

Maropeng themed literacy, numeracy and life skills activities for children from Grade R to Grade 3.

Intermediate phase

Maropeng themed activites for grades 4, 5 and 6, covering social sciences, mathematics, EMS, natural sciences, technology, arts and culture and life orientation.

Senior Phase

Maropeng themed resources for grades 7, 8 and 9 in the learning areas of social sciences, mathematics, life orientation, natural sciences, languages, technology and EMS.

Further Education and Training Phase

Further education and training resources covering the subjects: economics, mathematical literacy, geography, history, life orientation, physical sciences, tourism, first additional language and life sciences.