Mandela Day is celebrated every year on 18 July. This integrated skills lesson plan for upper-secondary students looks at Nelson Mandela's life and explores some of themes surrounding South Africa during apartheid.


This lesson is topical for July as Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18th. On Mandela Day, people aim to give 67 minutes of their time to helping others (to celebrate the 67 years of service of Mandela’s life. Students will learn about Mandela and then discuss ideas for projects to help others. You could take this forward with your class so that they actually choose one project and do it, then write about it later.


Nelson Mandela, Mandela Day




60 minutes


  • To develop integrated skills: speaking and reading around the topic of Nelson Mandela and Mandela Day


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