• Lesson 3: "Qualities of Effective Leadership" (Reading Informational Text and Class Discussion) In this lesson, students will understand Nelson Mandela’s style of leadership in his effort to end apartheid.
• Lesson 4: "Civil Rights in South Africa and the United States" (Reading Informational Text and Class Discussion) In this lesson, students will compare and contrast important aspects of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa with the civil rights movement of the United States.
Discussion Questions for Lesson 2 (these are included in the Student Discussion Printable) • Identify some of the costs and benefits of collaborating with other groups toward a common goal.
Which is better, collaboration or going it alone, and why?
(Collaboration brings more people to the process to contribute their ideas and talents.
Finding the areas where you and your adversaries have common interests can open up opportunities to collaborate to resolve issues and make the negotiation or resolution of more challenging topics less difficult.) Explore one of Nelson Mandela’s leadership qualities and discuss its costs and benefits. Have you ever used any of Mandela’s leadership qualities in your own life? (Answers will vary.) Paired-Writing Activities for Lessons 1–4: • After completing one or more of the four lessons, have students write down a question or two that they had about the lessons or discussion.
Then have them exchange lists and write a paragraph answering the question using the other student’s notes.
Have them trade back their essay paragraphs and discuss.
History, Civics & Language Arts Lessons Grades 7–12 Welcome, Teachers: This Madiba four-lesson unit helps students understand the character and actions of Nelson Mandela and others to end apartheid and establish a more equal and just society in South Africa.
Students will also compare the anti-apartheid resistance movement with the civil rights movement in the United States. Lesson Steps: The four lessons (outlined further below) involve discussion activities based on the reading of student informational text.