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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.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 61 Views 315 Downloads
Breaking News English: Nelson Mandela Day
In this Nelson Mandela Day activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Nelson Mandela Day.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads
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.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 12 Views 85 Downloads
Nelson Mandela's Birthday
Students 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.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 6 Views 40 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 33 Downloads
Mandela The Man
Ninth graders explore civil rights by reading several biographies. In this Nelson Mandela lesson plan, 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.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 99 Downloads
English and Literacy: Nelson Mandela-- Pupils' own Biographies
Fourth graders appreciate the writings of Nelson Mandela about his life. In this autobiography instructional activity, 4th graders understand the importance of a strong opening sentence and how people write about themselves.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The Long Walk Of Nelson Mandela
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 96 Downloads
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.
5th Social Studies & History 12 Views 124 Downloads
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.
7th Social Studies & History 9 Views 96 Downloads
Have your class learn about South Africa and prepare for a discussion using this resource. Learners read a 3-page article about the nation and then note details about apartheid, Afrikaners, Nelson Mandela, and more on the provided graphic organizer.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 29 Views 236 Downloads
Apartheid: A Journey of Inequality
When a resource like this comes along, I want everyone to see it. Actively engage your learners with a lesson on apartheid. They'll analyze 10 photos, complete two journal entries, and read six slides of text separated into dated chunks. A lot of critical thinking, group work, and writing makes this an excellent learning tool, focused on a very important topic.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 37 Views 70 Downloads
New Review How Have Nonconformists Contributed to Society?
"Whoso would be a man, must be a noncomformist." Or so said Ralph Waldo Emerson in his "Self-Reliance" essay. Class members are encouraged to explore the goodness of a nonconformist and decide for themselves if this person deserves "immortal palms" and "the suffrage of the world.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads
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.
5th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 36 Downloads
Courage to Change the World
Middle schoolers explore the life of Nelson Mandela. In this biographical lesson, students read a biography about Nelson Mandela and discuss his life accomplishments. Middle schoolers watch an Internet video about Mandela and discuss examples in his life where he displayed courage.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads