South African Flag Lesson for Kids: Colors & Meaning


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What was the South African apartheid?

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1. Why was Nelson Mandela running for president a cause for a new flag?

2. Who designed the South African flag?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to find out how much you know about South Africa's flag. You will be quizzed on the history of this flag and why it is so important to modern-day South Africa.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these quiz/worksheet questions to see what you remember about:

  • The reason Nelson Mandela's presidency meant South Africa needed a new flag
  • South African apartheid
  • The designer of the South African flag

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson, such as what the Y in the flag means
  • Critical thinking - apply what you know to examine information about Nelson Mandela and the new flag in a different way
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main phrases, such as South African apartheid
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the colors of the South African flag

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about the importance of this country's flag, review the lesson titled South African Flag Lesson for Kids: Colors & Meaning. New information covered includes:

  • The Pan-African Congress
  • Where South Africa's European settlers came from
  • The reason the old South African flag is now considered to be a hate sign