Former South African President and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela who died last Thursday at age 95, was honored in a stunning memorial service today. You can watch the service here.
Last night we aired Frontline’s documentary on the leader “The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela.” If you missed it, I’ve posted it below. You can use it in your classes.
In his eulogy for the service, President Obama said: “We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. But let me say to the young people of Africa, and young people around the world - you can make his life’s work your own."
Because of the rich vault of media clips, movies and documentaries, educators can guide students in making Mandela's life "work their own. " They can truly understand what a giant of history he was. Lawyer, activist, political prisoner, husband, father and South Africa’s first Black president - he embodies all of these people. They can discover who he is through these multimedia resources, I've listed below.
This lesson plan, created by PBS NewsHour Extra on December 6th, 2013 remembers the life and legacy Nelson Mandela. It was created by Suzanne Vogt, Trevor Browne High School and repurposed by Syd Golston, M.A., M. Ed. You may download it from PBS Learning Media
This award-winning radio series documents the struggle against apartheid through intimate first-person accounts of Nelson Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with him, and against him.
This retrospective includes a timeline of Mandela's political milestones.
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