This lesson explores Nelson Mandela's fight against apartheid in South Africa. It considers different points of view about famous people in history and concludes that struggles for freedom are not necessarily peaceful. 

Cross-curricular links: geography, history, literacy (drama & poetry)

Learning Activities:

  • Sorting apartheid signs
  • Considering similarities and differences and how people are sometimes grouped by characteristics such as skin colour or hair colour 
  • Hot seating to explore different points of view in a story about discrimination
  • Creative writing from the point of view of a black South African during apartheid

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