A Heritage Trail through the Provinces Lesson Plan – Grade 5

Activity Introduction

To complement the Nelson Mandela in Cape Town Legacy Exhibition, a supportive education programme has been developed for primary and secondary school learners by the City of Cape Town in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Western Cape Government and Responsible Tourism Cape Town. This specific lesson plan consists of 4 activities which cover; the importance of heritage, an introduction to world heritage sites, the role of museums and monuments in commemorating certain people, places and events, interpretations of the past, or of certain people’s thoughts about the past, the significance of Cape Town’s diverse heritage sites and the importance of democratising heritage sites

Grade: 5

Resources Required: Lesson Plan (downloadable below)

Extra Notes: This Lesson Plan links to the Nelson Mandela in Cape Town Legacy Exhibition currently in the City Hall. To get the full lesson experience, visit the exhibition in person if you can. For more information see https://www.capetown.gov.za/Explore%20and%20enjoy/Arts-and-culture/Find-art-in-the-city/nelson-mandela-in-cape-town-legacy-exhibition

Duration: Educators are to estimate time allocations for the various tasks.

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate

Curriculum links: Social Science (History): Heritage trail through the provinces

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