Invitation: Visit the Nelson Mandela in Cape Town – Legacy exhibition
11 April 2022
The City of Cape Town has created a permanent exhibition with a supporting education programme focusing on the late President Nelson Mandela’s legacy.
The museum-like exhibition focuses on those involved in the liberation struggle in Cape Town, the events leading up to Mandela's release, the transition into democracy and his legacy.
Lindsay Hendricks, Assistant Heritage Education Officer, said they enlisted the help of specialists to compile eight lesson plans for grades R to 12, which are aligned to the Life Skills and Social Science (History) learning areas of the national curriculum:
- Grades R - 2: Nelson Mandela and Some National Symbols
- Grade 3: People and Places
- Grade 4: Learning from Leaders
- Grade 5: A Heritage Trail through the Provinces
- Grade 6: Democracy and Citizenship
- Grade 9: Memory as Resistance
- Grade 11: Learning More from Leaders
- Grade 12: Civil Resistance in South Africa, 1970s to 1980s
A fully equipped learning space, or classroom, has been created for learners to reflect on what they learnt from the exhibition material.
If you would like your learners to experience this unique, interactive education programme and guided visit through the exhibition, please email: Mandela.Legacy@capetown.gov.za
For general information and links to our lesson plans, please visit: www.capetown.gov.za/MandelaExhibition