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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Sixth graders watch a video about Rosa Parks and her role in the Civil Rights Movement. They listen to a read aloud of "The Story of Ruby Bridges" and compare Ruby's experiences with those of Rosa Parks. They complete a computer based quiz before writing a tribute to Rosa Parks.
6th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 14 Downloads
Eighth graders research Rosa Parks and describe her contributions and how they affect us today. Students identify important events occurring at this time in history by participation in historical perspective activities. Students express their thoughts about Rosa Parks by writing an essay.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story
Now here is a resource you don't see everyday. It's a printable version of a 17-page, full-color comic that describes the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the civil rights movement in 1955 and 1956. It focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King Jr.
5th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 22 Downloads
Montgomery Bus Boycott
It's December 1, 1955, and a tired African American woman refuses to give up her seat for a white man on a bus in Montgomery. This woman is Rosa Parks. While she wasn't the first person to stay seated despite the current laws, her arrest spurred a large boycott and brought the African American community together.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Roots of Ahimsa
Students investigate the philosophy of nonviolence. In this Ghandi lesson, students discover that Gandhi inspired many civil rights leaders with the idea of ahimsa. Students complete venn diagrams, create timelines, and discuss reading to increase understanding.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Connecting Literature, Writing and Music
High schoolers assess the impact of music to portray emotions and tell stories. Examples are taken from the life of Rosa Parks and a piece of band music called "A Movement for Rosa". Evaluation is accomplished through in-class participation and individual writing.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 35 Downloads
Black History Month - Past to Present
Young scholars complete a unit on Black History Month. They explore various websites, develop a timeline of Dr. King's life, create a travel brochure for the King Center, design a commercial starring Jesse Owens, design a baseball card for Jackie Robinson, and create a poster illustrating an African American woman's accomplishments.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 55 Views 144 Downloads
The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Model for Social Transformation
Students discuss Rosa Parks and the Montgomery busy boycott by examining the boycott handbill and Rosa Park's arrest report. They compare both documents and complete the Document Analysis Worksheet. They research the consequences of hero making in history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Life of Rosa Parks
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Life of Rosa Parks. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 9 Views 55 Downloads
Bring Down the Barriers: Lesson 8 Is Number 8 Of 15 In Unit Plan
Students examine social injustices and discrimination. In this cross curricular instructional activity, students work in pairs to discuss letters they've previously written about tolerance and the Holocaust. The class then completes a vocabulary building activities and reads from Rosa Parks, My Story.
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Learners identify and describe ways in which life was different in the time historical period of Rosa Parks. In this historical time period lesson plan, students explain that one characteristic of a biography is that it takes place in a historical time period.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Fifth graders read an autobiography. In this sequencing instructional activity, 5th graders learn the importance of putting events in chronological order. Students read about Rosa Park's and discuss the difficulty one may have when following a story with flashbacks.
5th Language Arts 9 Views 41 Downloads
This is Rosa Parks
Students observe the difference that one person can make. In this Civil Rights Movement lesson, students discuss the concepts of segregation and boycotting. They compare and contrast two African American women who were pivotal to the Civil Rights Movement.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Reporting News About Rosa Parks
Students investigate racism by completing a writing assignment. In this civil rights lesson, students research facts about Rosa Parks in order to write a newspaper article about her. Students utilize the Internet for research and a word processing document to type their assignment.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads