Nelson Mandela

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We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information about Nelson Mandela’s life and work including his speeches as he struggled for human rights in South Africa. SCIS 1616515

See also Apartheid and Human rights.

We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference. - Nelson Mandela


Gives a comprehensive coverage of Mandela’s life and struggle for human rights. Includes a quiz, and quick facts.

Suggested Level: primary, intermediate


Many Answers

To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers, use the search term ‘Nelson Mandela’.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Nelson Mandela Foundation

Outlines the work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Includes resources documenting his life and work.

Suggested Level: secondary


A number of EPIC resources, including Britannica Online School Edition and Biography in Context  provide information and articles on Nelson Mandela’s life and civil rights work.
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Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Blood runner : the long race to freedom, by James Riordan, 2011 ( junior fiction)
Long walk to Lavender Street: a story from South Africa, by Belinda Hollyer, 2002 (junior fiction)
The herd boy, by Niki Daly, 2012 (picture book)

Nelson Mandela Speech after election as President.Adam Radly.Youtube.1:36