1. Essential Question
Why was Nelson Mandela so significant?
2. How was Nelson Mandela treated
in jail and why was he put in jail?
 Nelson Mandela was put in jail for fighting
 Apartheid is a law that was passed,
allowing you to discriminate.
 When Nelson Mandela was in prison he
had to fight for independence.
 Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life
imprisonment, but then he was released
by F.W. de Klerk.
3. How did Nelson Mandela become a
 Nelson Mandela became a good leader
because he was fair and honest.
 Nelson Mandela was on the peoples side.
4. Why is this topic important to me?
 This topic is important to me, because he
 Nelson Mandela was the first elected
5. What I already knew about this
 I already knew Nelson Mandela was put in
jail for fighting apartheid.
 I knew Nelson Mandela was the first
 Nelson Mandela used peaceful protest.
6. Important things I learned that I
didn’t know before.
 Nelson Mandela won the
7. What really stood out for me.
 Nelson Mandela was arrested for what he
 “Only free men; prisoners cannot enter