I am thrilled that Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom was rewritten as a student’s version! Students will begin their study of Nelson Mandela by filling out a KWL chart. Before they start reading, they will observe three photographs, one of Robbin’s Island, one of Mandela and DeClerk shaking hands to free the South African black people, and one of the larger than life
statue of Nelson Mandela. Students will observe each photograph and fill out “image analysis” worksheets. (Students can be split up to analyze only one picture as well). Then students will read the book, or the book can be read to them. After that, students will fill out a graphic organizer, describing Nelson’s life as depicted in this novel. Finally, students will write a Biopoem about Nelson Mandela, a powerful tool to synthesize their knowledge about this great man!