Montgomery Bus Boycott Teacher Resources
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The Bus Ride Teacher's Guide
Young scholars examine and respond to the text, The Bus Ride. In this African-American literature lesson, students explore pre-reading questions that focus on fairness of laws. Young scholars read the text based on Rosa Parks and answer 11 post-reading questions.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 4 Views 19 Downloads
Determine how African-Americans have broken barriers in this history lesson. Middle schoolers discuss the 15th Amendment and the American civil rights movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union," taking care to evaluate the speaker's argument.
8th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 206 Downloads
Creating a Jim Crow Political Cartoon Classroom Museum
Eleventh graders, in groups, research different segments of the Jim Crow Era; create a political cartoon for a class museum; and, as curators, share their political cartoon exhibits with the class. Finally, the class debrief the assignment.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
US Civil Rights Movement: Beginnings through the 60s
A real find for a U.S. History teacher, this presentation could supplement many class sessions about the Civil Rights Movement. Pictures of events, major figures, and "Whites Only" signs are striking and effective for even your most disengaged learners.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 16 Views 21 Downloads
Martin Luther King Milestones
Students investigate the life of Martin Luther King and conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a project that highlights the major accomplishments of Martin Luther King. They also include a timeline.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The History of African-American Children: A Guide for Teaching Black History at the Elementary School Level
How do you introduce the topic of slavery to your youngest learners? The Sneetches, by Dr. Suess, is a great introduction to the idea of being different. Read the story to your class, and discuss desegregation in public buildings. This lesson plan ends by suggesting different ways to celebrate diversity, but the discussion on desegregation isn't outlined fully.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 22 Downloads
Busting the Myth of MLK Jr.
Students examine the differences between how MLK, Jr. and his famous speech are perceived and what actually happened. In this lesson on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, students examine the simplification of MLK, Jr.'s life and famous speech and compare it to the actual history behind the man himself.
5th - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 34 Downloads
The Happy Game: Famous African Americans
Ten questions about famous African-Americans are presented in this interactive presentation. If a question is answered correctly, "Happy," the smiley face, is happy; if it is answered incorrectly, he is sad and sick. "Happy" will keep students motivated to play this game.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 31 Downloads
Breaking News English: Rosa Parks
For this Rosa Parks worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Rosa Parks.
5th - 10th Language Arts 12 Views 11 Downloads
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Students investigate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For this civil rights lesson, students gain information about civil rights, the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott and the sacrifices people made for equal rights.
K - 8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 101 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 27 Downloads
The Journey to Civil Rights
Young scholars explore several significant figures and events of the Civil Rights Movement and sequence the key events to create a timeline. The lesson plan utilizes the story, "The Story of Ruby Bridges," the work of Robert Coles to introduce the concepts.
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
Does It Look All Right to Me?
Young scholars identify different viewpoints in society. They describe the characteristics of some of the individuals involved in the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. They listen to a historical narrative and identify issues of inequality.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Does It Looks All Right to Me?
Learners explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students examine the accomplishments of Civil Rights leaders' as works of philanthropy. Learners read literature regarding diversity and study the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Corner of the Carpet
Learners examine the socioeconomic conditions in Montgomery, Alabama in the late 1950's including the poverty and living condition of the blacks during this time by watching a documentary. They determine how these living conditions lead to the Civil Rights Movement in America.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Seeking Civil Rights
Young scholars examine the issue of segregation. In this civil rights lesson, students use primary sources and pictorial images to explore the issue of segregation in the 1950's. Young scholars work collaboratively and take positions to better understand the complexity of the geo-cultural concept.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 20 Views 135 Downloads