Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

  1. 1. Nelson Mandela By: Julia De Prince
  2. 2. Why I chose this topic <ul><li>I chose this topic because it was the topic that interested me the most because I wondered how one man can do so much for a place. Also, I wanted to learn more about what, Nelson Mandela did to change Africa. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What I already knew about the topic. <ul><li>I knew that, Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and went to jail for it. Also, after the apartheid ended, he was elected president of South Africa. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Essential Question <ul><li>My essential question is, Why is Nelson Mandela important to Africa? </li></ul>
  5. 5. New things I have learned about Nelson Mandela <ul><li>He fought for equal rights between blacks and whites in South Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>He was anti-apartheid activist. </li></ul><ul><li>He went from being a political prisoner in the apartheid state of S. Africa, to the prime minister after its political revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>He spent most of his years in prison on Robin island. </li></ul><ul><li>He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work transforming the government of South Africa from one that was oppressive to blacks, into a multi-racial democracy. </li></ul><ul><li>During his presidency he wanted to include the white demographic in the new government of S. Africa. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information that was surprising to me <ul><li>I found that him going to jail was surprising. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the leader of the African National Congress’s armed wing. </li></ul><ul><li>He was able to change a whole country by just standing up for what he believed in. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions I still have about this topic <ul><li>Where is Nelson Mandela now? </li></ul><ul><li>What changes did Nelson do during his presidency? </li></ul><ul><li>Were there any other problems after the apartheid? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Websites I got my information about this topic <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/Nelson_Mandela </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_Nelson_mandela’s_role_in_the_struggle_for_South_Africa </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.palmswift.com/information/nelson-mandela.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Picture: http://www.jamati.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/nelson_mandela-fist_in_air.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for watching! </li></ul>

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