Democracy and Citizenship Lesson Plan – Grade 6

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 8 activities in which learners will select relevant information from the sources, recognise human rights and their value, and learn about the function of Parliament, how the Children’s Charter protects the rights of those younger than 16, and what is meant by the words “autobiography” and “biography”.

Grade: 6

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

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate

Curriculum links: Social Science (History): Democracy and Citizenship

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