Latein ab Klasse 5 und zusätzlich gut Englisch lernen?

Ja, das geht!

Die folgenden Texte anlässlich des Todes von Nelson Mandela schrieben Schüler/innen aus Jahrgang 10, die Latein als erste und Englisch als zweite Fremdsprache gelernt haben.


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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (probably) was the most famous anti-Apartheid-fighter in South Africa. After being in prison for about 27 years for working for the ANC, the African National Congress, he became the first black president of South Africa. Instead of hating the whites for discriminating him as a black person, he wanted to bring reconciliation to his country.

Mandela was born in 1918 in Qunu, Eastern Cape. After school he began to study the law at Fort Hare University. For having a conflict with the dean he was banned.
In spite of this, he became a lawyer. Furthermore, he joined the ANC, which was forbidden in 1964, which is why he had to go to prison for 27 years. After coming out of prison he continued his peaceful fight against Apartheid for which he got the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. In 1994 he was elected as first black president of South Africa.

This icon / lawyer / freedom fighter / president / visionary died on December 5th, 2013.

Julia, Lucia, Richard, Svenja


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Short Biography: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest and most fascinating men who have lived on earth.

Born on 18th of July, 1918, in Qunu, Eastern Cape, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela would be chosen to live a multi-faceted life.

After studying the law, he joined the ANC to fight against the Apartheid Regime, after some time also by using force. So he became a prisoner from 1964-1990. When he became free, he tried to stop the Apartheid Regime in a peaceful way. That’s why he won the Nobel Peace Prize. After the end of the Apartheid Regime he was elected as first black president of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela was the symbol of the Anti-Apartheid movement and is still a role model for many people round the world who were impressed by his peaceful fight and his ability to forgive.

He died on 5th of December 2013 in Johannesburg after a long time of illness and the world lost a big icon of the 20th century.

Erick, Johannes, Marcel, Sarah


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Nelson Mandela: A legend has died

Nelson Mandela was one of the most important people in the history of Africa.
Because of him conflicts didn´t end in civil war but in equality.

Even today he is an icon for peace and equal rights.

Nelson Mandela was born in 1918 in Qunu, Eastern Cape. He received a good education and became a lawyer, which was very unusual for a black man in South Africa. Like every black man he was aware of ongoing discrimination and decided to fight against it. So in 1944 he joined the ANC and became a leading person in it. Because of that he got several bans and after the ANC was banned by the government he had to go underground. Before he could start his work as a leader of the military wing of the ANC he was arrested and imprisoned for 27 years.

Most of the years from 1964 to 1990 he spent on Robben Island and had to do heavy work.  In 1990 continued the movement against Apartheid. He negotiated with the government for over 3 years about a peaceful transfer. Because of his life´s work he was awarded the Nobel Prize of Peace in 1993. In 1994 he was chosen as the head of state. So he was the first black president of South Africa. After three years as president he stepped back, because he was too old.

At 5th of December 2013 he died because of a serious illness at the age of 95.

Niclas, Oliver, Vanessa