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Breaking News English: Nelson Mandela Day
In this Nelson Mandela Day activity, learners 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 9 Views 7 Downloads
English and Literacy: Nelson Mandela - Lesson Plan 1: Biography and Autobiography Information Exercise
Students examine the biography of Nelson Mandela. For 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 10 Views 83 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
The Long Walk Of Nelson Mandela
Students 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 26 Views 95 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 11 Views 123 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
The Struggle to End Apartheid
Motivate your class with this instructional activity 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 60 Views 314 Downloads
Mandela The Man
Ninth graders explore civil rights by reading several biographies. For 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.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 99 Downloads
Facts About Me
Students review the purpose of biographies sand autobiographies. For 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
Students explore the life of Nelson Mandela. For 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 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
English and Literacy: Nelson Mandela-- Pupils' own Biographies
Fourth graders appreciate the writings of Nelson Mandela about his life. In this autobiography lesson plan, 4th graders understand the importance of a strong opening sentence and how people write about themselves.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
For 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.
4th - 8th Language Arts 28 Views 229 Downloads
Biographies of Nelson Mandela
Students read and write about the life of Nelson Mandela. In this biographies lesson plan, 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.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 39 Downloads
Nelson Mandela: Pupils' Own Biographies
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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads