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Fifth graders learn about two influential women.  In this historical figures lesson plan, 5th graders work in groups to read articles about Rosa Parks and Sarah Fleming and share their findings with the class.  Students use a Venn Diagram to compare the two women.  Students discuss how Rosa Parks was honored and brainstorm ways Sarah Fleming could be honored.
Students recognize the power of protest. In this civil rights lesson, students consider the success of Rosa Parks and her protest that sparked the movement. Students study the Montgomery Bus Boycott in depth and reflect on Parks's contribution to the movement.
First graders discuss civil rights. In this civil rights unit, the student analyzes the roles of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges in the African American Civil Rights movement. They discuss which activist they feel contributed the most to the movement. 
Eleventh graders discuss the use of nonviolence.  In this civil rights movement lesson, 11th graders write a journal entry on the differences between Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., discuss nonviolence and create a poster promoting nonviolence.
Students tell who Rosa Parks was and what she did to become famous and what state she did it in, and who Martin Luther King Jr. was, why he was important in history, and how we was connected with Rosa Parks.
Students investigate diversity among their classmates by exploring the Civil Rights Movement.  In this equality lesson, students create a T Chart listing similarities and differences in their classmates.  Students read a book about the great Rosa Parks and celebrate the unique attributes in everyone.
Students complete activities with the book Boycott Blues by Andrea Davis. In this Rosa Parks instructional activity, students listen to the story and look at Rosa's contribution to the Montgomery bus boycott. They look at life during segregation and discuss Civil Rights leaders. 
Eleventh graders explore, analyze and study the background to America's Civil Rights Movement through the court system, mass protest, public opinion, political cartoons and legislation. They research Rosa Parks, Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka and Martin Luther King, Jr.
In this reading comprehensive worksheet, students read a factual passage about the Peaceful Protesters Henry David Thoreau, M.L.King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Cesar Chavez and answer comprehensive questions. Students answer 2 questions plus complete a 10 word crossword puzzle. 
Young scholars describe Rosa Parks' contributions and how they affect us today, and identify important events occurring at this time in history.
Sixth graders discuss segregation. In this language arts lesson, 6th graders read a story about Rosa Parks and discuss the connotations of words. Students discuss the actions of Rosa Parks.
Students 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. Students read the text based on Rosa Parks and answer 11 post-reading questions. Students participate in literature circles and respond to several questions through oral discussions or journal entries.
Students examine social injustices and discrimination. In this cross curricular lesson, 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. Once the reading is complete, students answer questions based on the reading.
Students identify and describe ways in which life was different in the time historical period of Rosa Parks. For this historical time period lesson plan, students explain that one characteristic of a biography is that it takes place in a historical time period.
Fifth graders read an autobiography. For this sequencing lesson, 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. Students then complete a research project using the concept of chronological order.
High schoolers explain how Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. They discuss how her actions were heroic and how they affected the civil rights movement. They reflect on the lesson in journal entries.
Students view a sculpture of Rosa Parks and discuss it's meaning. They examine her story, produce illustrations and develop and perform a skit recreating her experience.
All humans should have civil rights, but that wasn't the case in Alabama. This biographical presentation shares information about the life and inspiration that Rosa Parks brought to the Civil Rights movement. It explains her thoughts, the laws, and why her nonviolent protest was so effective. 
Young scholars 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.
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.

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