- Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- 3 hours
SAVE OUR GRAVEYARDS
This lesson takes place at the Wynberg Cemetery in Church St. Contrary to the mistaken belief of some, graveyards are beautiful places, filled with artworks, peace and love. We can also learn many things from them: the histories of individuals and communities; geneaology; social customs; sentiment and beliefs; architecture; the use of urban space; and conservation. We look at grave decorations, epitaphs, wars and diseases. We search for the graves of some of Wynberg’s community leaders, among them the Earl of Stamford and his wife Martha Solomons, who was a slave descendant. As the learners explore and gather information, the graveyard is demystified and 3seen for its intrinsic value.
Available in Terms 1, 2 & 4.
Heritage; SA War; World War I; World War II;
sources of historical evidence
population & settlement; development;
pressure on open spaces
elements of design
emotions; rites of passage; public health
Enter to Learn – Leave to Save
9 Aliwal Rd, Wynberg, 7800
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