Reflection: Student Communication Nelson Mandela Words of Wisdom - Section 3: Closure


Dean Acheson once said, "Always remember that the future comes one day at a time." While Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, he had to take one day at a time and eventually he reached his future release from prison.  During this lesson, several of my students said they don't think they could have survived being imprisoned for 27 years.  I explained to them that we don't always know what we will encounter in our lifetimes, but we can overcome challenging situations by simply taking one day at a time.  I told them it was obvious that Nelson Mandela maintained hope during his 27 years of imprisonment because he continued secret negotiations with the government to end apartheid and obtain his release from prison.

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Nelson Mandela Words of Wisdom

Unit 2: Civil Rights as a Global Issue
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT evaluate quotes by Nelson Mandela.

Big Idea: Students will examine quotes by Nelson Mandela to evaluate his words of wisdom.

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