Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

  1. 1. Nelson Mandela By Aubrey Gruwell-Keating
  2. 2. Essential Question <ul><li>What was the point for the Afrikaner nationalists to make apartheid? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why I chose my topic <ul><li>I chose Nelson Mandela as my I-search topic because before I had researched him, I had learned that he was an important man in africa. i wanted to learn more about him. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What I already knew about my topic? <ul><li>Nelson Mandela helped end apartheid </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson was a black leader who was put in jail for about 30 years, fighting for apartheid. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The beginning of apartheid <ul><li>Apartheid had started in 1948 and had ended in 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>After the Afrikaner nationalists came to power in 1948 apartheid was systematized under law. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, blacks had no rights, and were treated differently then whites. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The end of apartheid <ul><li>People were organizing protests, in responce the governments used deadly force putting people in jail. </li></ul><ul><li>F.w.de Klerk helped pass laws to end apartheid because of their weak economies. </li></ul><ul><li>After apartheid south African’s voted for the first time, and Nelson Mandela was voted president on may 10 th 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1999, Nelson resigned from his position and has become the south African’s highest ambassador. he has also campaigned in the fight against HIV/AIDS. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions I still have? <ul><li>Why did he give up his political carrer if his party stayed in power? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cites <ul><li>http://www.theelders.org/elders/mandela.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nelsonmandela.org/index.php/memory/views/biography/ </li></ul><ul><li>Book- Nelson Mandela By: Mary Benson. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~gardhzoa/classweb/earlylife.html </li></ul>

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