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Black History Month Biographies
Students research famous African Americans for Black History Month. In this biography lesson, students read about five famous African Americans: Nat King Cole, Jackie Robinson, Melba Pattillo, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King. They...
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Two Sides to Every Story: Task 3
Middle schoolers learn how to compose a compare and contrast paragraph based on analyzing two or more perspectives of a single historical event. They watch a video, read a shot story and a poem about Rosa Parks. They discuss how word...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson 2: Chronological Order
Examining life events is a great way to learn about chronological order. Sequencing and time order are analyzed after reading a book about Rosa Parks. With a chart, the class works together to put the events from Mrs. Parks' life in the...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Rosa Parks: Sources of Information
Students discuss what they know about Rosa Parks and the incident on one of the buses in Montgomery, Alabama. In groups, they discuss and identify where they recieve most of their information. They examine the importance of having a...
2nd - 12th Social Studies & History
Rosa Parks - a Lesson in Courage
Students decide if given situations are fair or not before studying the racial climate of the 1940's and 1950's. They listen to read alouds of a books about Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus boycott, and the Civil Rights Movement and...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
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...
6th Technology & Engineering
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...
5th - 8th English Language Arts
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...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Connecting Literature, Writing and Music
Students 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...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts