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Nelson Mandela Activity Worksheet and Progress Test
In this Nelson Mandela activity and progress test worksheet, students respond to a total of 39 short answer, multiple choice, matching, and fill in the blank questions pertaining to Nelson Mandela.
English and Literacy: Nelson Mandela - Lesson Plan 1: Biography and Autobiography Information Exercise
Students examine the biography of Nelson Mandela. In this biography of Nelson Mandela lesson, students review the characteristics of biographies and autobiographies. They listen and respond to a reading of Mary Benson's, A Desire to Serve The People before doing a jigsaw activity with a second reading. They complete two worksheets.
Nelson Mandela's Birthday
Young scholars complete a variety of vocabulary-related activities with a focus on a news article about Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday. They read the article, define key vocabulary terms, identify the famous people mentioned in the text, answer comprehension questions, and complete comprehension worksheets.
The Long Walk Of Nelson Mandela
Learners are introduced to the influences, philosophies and accomplishments of Nelson Mandela in the context of South Africa's political history. They read summaries, define vocabulary, develop guidelines for creating laws and participate in a variety of discussions.
Nelson Mandela, Symbol of Courage
Fifth graders study Nelson Mandela. In this leadership lesson, 5th graders study the life of Nelson Mandela. Throughout their learning, they read biographies on Nelson Mandela, compare their community to those in South Africa, discuss apartheid, and create a time line of the important events in Nelson Mandela's life.
South Africa Lesson Robben Island: Prisoner Nelson Mandela
High schoolers read the Robben Island experience section of Nelson Mandela's biography. They investigate the emotional aspects of Nelson Mandela's and others' political imprisonment.
Nelson Mandela and His Impact on South Africa
Seventh graders explore how Nelson Mandela impacted the country of South Africa. They discuss Nelson Mandela's work and how he changed the country. Students read an article and take notes while watching a PowerPoint presentation on Nelson Mandela. They write a paragraph reflecting on what they would feel i they were imprisoned for nearly 40 years.
Long Walk to Freedom: Fact, fiction, and opinion
Fourth graders read a selection about Nelson Mandela and discuss the define the difference between a biography and an autobiography. In this "Fact, Fiction and Opinion" lesson plan, 4th graders complete worksheets to understand the differences between fact, fiction and opinion.
The Struggle to End Apartheid
Motivate your class with this worksheet on apartheid. After responding to several pre-reading questions, learners read and mark 2 articles: 1 about the Soweto Uprising and 1 about Nelson Mandela. They then respond to 4 short answer questions regarding the articles. The first question asks pupils to fill in a graphic organizer that they use to help answer the remaining questions.
Mandela The Man
Ninth graders explore civil rights by reading several biographies. In this Nelson Mandela lesson, 9th graders discuss the trials and tribulations Nelson Mandela had to face in South Africa and how they were similar to the problems Martin Luther King faced. Students answer study questions about the two men and write descriptive sentences sharing their knowledge with a friend.
Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela
Students view a video about Nelson Mandela and apartheid. They discover what it was like for people living in South Africa during apartheid. They work together to discuss strategies that could be used for people to better communicate with their government.
Reading Test -- B1 Level
In this reading test worksheet, students read about Nelson Mandela. Students read a biography of Nelson Mandela and answer questions about what they read.
Facts About Me
Students review the purpose of biographies sand autobiographies. In this lesson on biographies and autobiographies, students read excepts from Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela and complete a worksheet by listing facts about themselves in preparation for writing an autobiography.
Courage to Change the World
Students explore the life of Nelson Mandela. In this biographical lesson, students read a biography about Nelson Mandela and discuss his life accomplishments. Students watch an Internet video about Mandela and discuss examples in his life where he displayed courage.
What is reconciliation?
Tenth graders practice using empathy with an enemy. In this Current Events lesson, 10th graders prepare possible peace plans for Bosnia after the war. Students write a report on Nelson Mandela's use of reconciliation in South Africa.
Africa Appreciating Freedom: An End to Apartheid in South Africa
Second graders discuss who Nelson Mandela is and what he did to help South Africans gain the right to vote and participate in a voting activity and discuss it's importance.
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Nelson Mandela and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Biographies of Nelson Mandela
Students read and write about the life of Nelson Mandela. In this biographies lesson, students complete a series of lessons reading and collecting information about the life of Nelson Mandela. Students write their own biographies with the information collected.
Reading Comprehension: Nelson Mandela
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short passage about Nelson Mandela, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 9
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”—Nelson Mandela. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson plan nine of 20 introduces food labels to the class. What are food labels? What do they mean? How can they be helpful in choosing what to eat or drink? The class participates in an activity called Crack the Code to help them decipher a food label. Then they practice their round-house kicks before putting together snap/round-house kick combinations, and thrust/round-house combinations. They will use shields and targets for variety.