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Mandela Day

Mandela Day is celebrated every year on 18 July. This integrated skills lesson plan for upper-secondary students looks at Nelson Mandela's life and explores some of themes surrounding South Africa during apartheid.

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Introduction

This lesson is topical for July as Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18th. On Mandela Day, people aim to give 67 minutes of their time to helping others (to celebrate the 67 years of service of Mandela’s life. Students will learn about Mandela and then discuss ideas for projects to help others. You could take this forward with your class so that they actually choose one project and do it, then write about it later.

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Nelson Mandela Reading Comprehension

Nelson Mandela Reading Comprehension

Subject: English

Age range: 11-14

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Use these KS2 reading comprehension worksheets to teach your children about the civil rights activist Nelson Mandela. The text covers Mandela’s early life as a lawyer, the introduction of apartheid and Mandela’s imprisonment and release, before his election as president.

A set of comprehension questions are included, which tackle key reading skills such as inference and retrieval.

This is a great resource for topics of famous lives, key historical figures and Black History Month.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • 6-page PDF fact sheet
  • 3-page PDF questions worksheet

Non-fiction meaning

Non-fiction is writing that is factual as opposed to fictional. This can include biographies, autobiographies, essays, journalism, diaries and historical, technical or scientific writing.

What is reading comprehension?

Reading comprehension is the ability to read and understand a text.

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All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum

Pupils should be taught to develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:

  • listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  • being introduced to non-fiction books that are structured in different ways

Pupils should be taught to retrieve and record information from non-fiction

Comprehension skills develop through pupils’ experience of high-quality discussion with the teacher, as well as from reading and discussing a range of stories, poems and non-fiction.

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