July 18 is known as Nelson Mandela International Day, or simply Mandela Day. It's a day to honor the revolutionary South African leader Nelson Mandela and takes place every year on his birthday. The goal of Mandela Day is to encourage people to become more active citizens, bringing together individuals from around the world to fight poverty, promote peace, and celebrate cultural diversity.
Nelson Mandela Lesson
Social Studies Activities for Grades 3-5
Since his death in 2013, Mandela’s legacy has continued to inspire people to work for equality and social justice. Read more in this HMH In The News article, "Remembering Nelson Mandela, Champion for Peace and Freedom."