Remembering Nelson Mandela

Resources and teaching ideas to mark Nelson Mandela Day on Monday 18 July

Tes Resources Team

Remembering Nelson Mandela, Teaching Resources & Ideas

Pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in the lead up to Nelson Mandela Day with these great resources and ideas

Nelson Mandela Day offers teachers across the world the opportunity to honour his legacy, by helping students to learn more about Mandela, understand the system of apartheid that he fought to overcome and inspire them to make a difference in their communities.

We've brought together some of the best resources to explore the life of Mandela, as well as track his journey in becoming a global icon for peace and equality.

For other related resources, why not visit our Black History Month blog or explore the Black Experiences hub?

Activities and worksheets

Nelson Mandela Activity
ClassPlus

Nelson Mandela Activity

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Are you looking for a different engaging activity to teach and celebrate Nelson Mandela Day? This resource is PERFECT to get into the spirit! Some of the concepts and information about this amazing man can be challenging for our young learners. So, I have created materials that help you teach the mo...
Nelson Mandela PowerPoint and Worksheets Lesson
The Ginger Teacher

Nelson Mandela PowerPoint and Worksheets Lesson

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Engaging history lesson to teach children about Nelson Mandela. Perfect for Black History Month in your classroom, make teaching about apartheid and black history interesting and engaging. Great lesson with many facts and activities for your kids to enjoy. This download includes a detailed 30 slide...
UKS2 Nelson Mandela Reading Comprehension Activity
CreativePrimaryLit

UKS2 Nelson Mandela Reading Comprehension Activity

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A reading comprehension passage with comprehension and grammar questions, an extension task, a crossword puzzle and a wordsearch about the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. The NO PREP informational text worksheets are perfect for students in Year 5 or Year 6. Students will learn key...
Nelson Mandela Reading Comprehension
krisgreg30

Nelson Mandela Reading Comprehension

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A fact file about Nelson Mandela that is also a reading comprehension. This includes three differentiated worksheets with 16 questions each and answers included to test children's comprehension knowledge as well as learning about Nelson Mandela at the same time.

Presentations and supportive resources

Nelson Mandela Day 2022
J D

Nelson Mandela Day 2022

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A short Powerpoint presentation with information about the history of Nelson Mandela and background to Nelson Mandela Day.
KS3 History - Nelson Mandela
BBCTeach

KS3 History - Nelson Mandela

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In [this clip](https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks3-nelson-mandela-south-africas-first-black-president/zd2nmfr) from the [BBC Teach](https://bbc.co.uk/teach) series, [Icons](https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks3-icons/zr6yt39), Sir Trevor McDonald reports on ...