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Nelson Mandela: Pupils' Own Biographies
Learners 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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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...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
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...
5th Social Studies & History
Famous Person Book Project
What a great adaptation of your traditional famous person project! After selecting and reading a biography of a famous person, pupils design a "book" that includes a doll/action figure printable of the famous person, written summary, and...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching the Short Story - Teacher's Packet
Get your writers composing their own short stories by following some or all of the ideas included here. You'll find short lessons and activities, handouts and assignment pages, sample paragraphs and sentences, and all sorts of great...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News English: Nelson Mandela Day
For this Nelson Mandela Day worksheet, 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,...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Who was Alexander The Great? How did Abraham Lincoln’s early life influence his political life? Learners select a historical figure to use for video biography. After developing research questions and collecting information, pupils search...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed