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Mandela: Struggle for Freedom open until August 25, 2019!

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Mandela Self-guided Visit for Schools

Program Length: 30–60 minutes

School Program


Black and white portrait of Nelson Mandela

Photo: Yousuf Karsh

School program details

Self-guided school visits of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom are now available for Grades 4 to 12 for $5 per student! This includes an exhibition guide for teachers in PDF format, a 10-minute orientation for your class, and a keepsake self-guiding booklet for each student.

Explore the stories of apartheid with your students to learn how racial segregation impacted the lives of the people in South Africa, including Nelson Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years for his opposition to apartheid.

The guide for teachers makes connections between South Africa and Canada, including similarities between apartheid and the colonial treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The guide also provides suggestions for dialogue on difficult topics before and after your visit. Student booklets encourage dialogue with peers and personal reflection.

Nelson Mandela spent most of his life struggling for freedom, equality, justice, solidarity, truth, reconciliation and peace. What is his legacy? How do we address human rights violations and create a new future together that is free from racism? Start the dialogue with your students through a self-guided school visit of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom.