People Who Made a Difference in the World. Nelson Mandela. Watch this short video biography of Nelson Mandela. He campaigned for justice and freedom in his South Africa. Spent 20 years in jail for his opposition to apartheid. On release he healed the wounds of apartheid by his magnanimous attitude to his former political enemies.
Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The abridged, children's version of his autobiography plus lesson plans, pre/post reading questions, and additional activities to learn about Nelson Mandela for kids.
Nelson Mandela for Kids: Autobiography and Lessons
Have kids read bios of famous people from other countries. This is Nelson Mandela's autobiography for kids, plus pre-reading activities and explaining apartheid. Extension activities and additional resources.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - Nelson Mandela. (Born 18 July 1918) is a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).