The series was created to be used in teaching South African history in the national curriculum statement grades 10 - 12. It comprises six titles and a teacher's guide, housed in a study. Each volume focuses on a dynamic and significant phase in South Africa's history: ancient civilisations and global trade; the impact and limitations of colonialism; migration, land and minerals in the making of South Africa; industrialisation, rural change and nationalism; people, places and apartheid and negotiation, transition and freedom.