South Africa: The Day the Apartheid Ended

Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day (7/18) with this lesson and background information on apartheid in South Africa. The students will attempt to put themselves in the shoes of South Africans suffering under Apartheid and not allowed to vote. It utilizes the book The Day Gogo Went to Vote: South Africa, April 1994 by Elinor Batezat Sisulu which is about a respected grandmother finally being allowed to vote in South Africa as a jumping off point for the lesson. Read the background information on apartheid and Mandela and click the link at the bottom for the lesson plan.

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