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In this Nelson Mandela activity and progress test activity, students respond to a total of 39 short answer, multiple choice, matching, and fill in the blank questions pertaining to Nelson Mandela.
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. Students complete 10 activities total.
Students examine the biography of Nelson Mandela. In this biography of Nelson Mandela lesson plan, 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.
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.
High schoolers 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.
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.
Students discuss the differences between biographies and autobiographies. They read an excerpt from an autobiography of Nelson Mandela, and sort related sentences into three categories: fact, fiction and opinion.
Students read the Robben Island experience section of Nelson Mandela's biography. They investigate the emotional aspects of Nelson Mandela's and others' political imprisonment.
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.
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.
Ninth graders explore civil rights by reading several biographies. In this Nelson Mandela instructional activity, 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.
Pupils 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.
Students explore the life of Nelson Mandela. In this biographical lesson plan, 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.
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.
Fourth graders appreciate the writings of Nelson Mandela about his life. In this autobiography lesson, 4th graders understand the importance of a strong opening sentence and how people write about themselves.
Students discuss the differences between biographies and autobiographies. They read excerpts from several texts an complete a graphic organize to note details or his life.
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.
Learners read and write about the life of Nelson Mandela. For this biographies lesson, students complete a series of lessons reading and collecting information about the life of Nelson Mandela. Learners write their own biographies with the information collected.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short passage about Nelson Mandela, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
Students listen to and discuss two excerpts of Nelson Mandela's autobiography while examining the use of vocabulary and phrases. They write opening sentences for their own autobiographies that are intended to grab the reader's interest.

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