Fighting for Freedom: South Africa in the Twilight of Apartheid

Only in 1994 did white minority rule come to an end in South Africa. The myth of a peaceful transition hides the long road to bring democracy to South Africa, one fraught with violence, political intrigue, espionage, and backroom deals. Uncover the deeper history of Apartheid South Africa!

Locations: Menlo Park, Woodside

Cost: $120/hr

Recommended hours: 6-9


  • improve confidence in analyzing historical sources
  • develop skills in historical research 
  • craft a paper or presentation to demonstrate understanding

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251/ (408) 345–5200


Course Description:

This course offers students a taste of a college-style history course, abridged and approachable for a high school student. We will take a deep dive into Apartheid South Africa to gain an understanding of a complex and fascinating moment in history. Rather than a text book, this course will incorporate tailored readings that allow students to explore their own interests.

Throughout the course, students will develop in-depth skills in research and analysis by examining both primary and secondary sources. We’ll address how to utilize a database, use secondary sources, and organize research. Students will have an opportunity to write an original 2-4 page essay or craft a 5-10 minute presentation on a key event in 20th century South African history utilizing their own research.

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