History Comes Alive

On the 19th March 2012 the Steve Biko Foundation and the Amathole Museum hosted an Information Session with history educators from Alice, Fort Beaufort, Idutywa, East London, Stutterheim and King William’s Town. The seminar started with a tour of the Eastern Cape Legislature, House of Traditional Leaders, The Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance and The Steve Biko Monument. After the site visits the session was held inside the museum followed by views of archival materials including a rare interview given by Bantu Stephen Biko, the Cry Freedom Trial Scene and a Max Du Preez-TRC Interview about Biko.

The session was held in order to;
• Create a platform for Educators teaching Grade 12 to familiarise themselves with heritage sites situated in and around King Williams Town;
• Give an opportunity to the educators to share their own personal experiences in teaching history and heritage;
• Introduce them to the Provincial History Planner Miss Y. Nciza and two Senior Markers Mr. Rebe and Miss L. Fili who also shared their experiences and offered advice on how to master history teaching and prepare for examinations.

The session is a partnership between the Steve Biko Foundation, the Amathole Museum and the Eastern Cape Department of Education, under the Legacy Support Programme. Further sessions are in the initial stages of planning.

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