Article of the Week Theme: Nelson Mandela

Posted December 13, 2013 under Article of the Week, Common Core

This week’s theme is devoted to the life and contributions of Nelson Mandela. Grade-leveled articles will feature supplemental videos and primary sources to help students learn and evaluate what made Mandela an effective leader, as well as the revolutionary impact that his leadership has had on South Africa and the world.

For article titles and instructions on how to access these resources in Subtext, see below:



Grades 4-5: “Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013″ (article has embedded video biography of Mandela)

Grades 6-8: “Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Revered Statesman And Anti-Apartheid Hero, Dies”, “Mandela in Verse: Myself I Stood in the Storm”*

Grades 9-10: “The Indispensable Man: Nelson Mandela (1918–2013)”

Grades 11-12: “Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Liberator as Prisoner and President, Dies at 95″, “Mandela and the Politics of Forgiveness”

* We recommend ”Mandela in Verse: Myself I Stood in the Storm” for review in upper grades as well.


To access these articles, simply join the Article of the Week teacher group, where you can get weekly articles and discussion questions and assignments for each article.

It’s easy; click here for a handy tutorial.

Each week, Articles of the Week will be refreshed, so be sure to look at our archives and check this blog for a steady stream of high-quality content to enhance your instruction!

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