About the Book Gogo, Thembi’s great-grandmother, shares many great stories in the home that she no longer leaves. That all changes one day when black South Africans behind the leadership of Nelson Mandela with the right to vote for the first time. Gogo insists she and Thembi must go to the polling station. The story describes this milestone in South African history as seen through the eyes of Thembi..
Activate the Imagination - Ask the students what stories a grandparent or simply an older person has told them. What makes this story memorable to them. Share the story of Nelson Mandela, imprisoned for 27 years for fighting democracy.
A MOTIVATOR MAP FOR EDUCATORS offers an organized, but flexible set of teaching entry points for cross curricular and creative classroom action. Connected to authenticity, real events, books and hands-on learning, the Map is a knowledge matrix of true stories, role playing, simulations and visual media enabling teachers and students to apply vivid imagination while connecting to the real world. Motivator Maps are built on Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligence's.