Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Nelson Mandela, who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country's firs...
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I think that the documentary by The New York Times, ‘Nelson Mandela Death: A Look at South Africa’s First Black President’, is a valuable resource.
The documentary is relatively short in duration (12 mins) but it covers a lot of ground and touches briefly on topics that can be expanded upon later through further analysis.
Discriminatory policies such as apartheid can be explored and used to highlight the broader notion of democracy and how policies such as apartheid impact on the civil liberties of some groups in society while directly benefiting others.
The policy of apartheid can be compared to other discriminatory policies in other parts of the world and can be paralleled to discriminatory policies and events in Australia’s past such as the white Australia policy and the stolen generation.
Teachers could also use a case study of Nelson Mandela as a springboard to study significant Indigenous leaders in Australia’s past such as Eddie Mabo.
There are many learning experiences that could arise from the study of a figure such as Nelson Mandela, one such being students list adjectives to describe Mandela and then from that create a poem about his life which would cover English outcome EN3-2A.