This song includes sixth grade vocabulary words that students are likely to encounter on state tests. It teaches the following words: allegiance, chronological, context, diligent, emote, generate, majority, meager, negotiate, obstacle, possess, poverty, prejudice, prosecute and transform. This song tells the amazing, true story of Nelson Mandela, who never stopped fighting for the rights of his people.
In America, the civil rights movement of the 1960s helped end the policy of "separate but equal," a system that separated blacks and whites. But in South Africa, a racist system called Apartheid kept power in the hands of whites, even though there were many more black people than white people in the country. Apartheid didn't go away until very recently. It existed in the 1990s. Apartheid made it easy for whites to vote, own land and work wherever they wanted, but made it very hard for black people to own good land, work and vote. When a boy grew up and decided to fight this racist system, there were many people who wished he'd go away. His name is Nelson Mandela. His story is true, and it is one of the most moving stories ever told. Locked in a jail cell for 24 years, Mandela never stopped fighting for the rights of his people.
You'll learn these words: remote, poverty, meager, chronological, diligent, context, majority, prejudice, allegiance, generate, obstacle, transform, negotiate, prosecute, possess.