Learning More from Leaders Lesson Plan – Grade 11

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 5 activities designed to introduce learners without (and even those with) access to additional history materials to local leaders of the liberation struggle. The activities will help learners understand the move to armed struggle and sabotage as new forms of resistance.

Grade: 11

Resources Required: Lesson Plan (downloadable below)

Key Concepts & Skills: Learners will understand: some of the unique features of apartheid; one of the strategies used to resist apartheid, especially after the turning point of 1960; and how the apartheid state responded to resistance. Learners will be able to: identify cause and effect; work with historical evidence; identify when people see things from different points of view; and use research and investigation to find answers to questions.

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

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate

Curriculum links: Social Science (History): Apartheid South Africa 1940s to 1960s

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