In Literacy, 5GF are beginning to read Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo. The book follows the story of two siblings who make their way across South Africa to find their mother during apartheid.
Speak to your family and friends about this period in history, how do you think people felt during this time living in South Africa? How would they feel when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison after 27 years? How about when he was voted President in 1994?
The outcome of our topic will be to write a diary as if we were one of the characters, so discussing the character’s possible thoughts and feelings will help you very much.
Get to know the book with this photostory:
Find out more about Nelson Mandela here: