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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. 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.
Fifth graders read an autobiography. In 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.
Students 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. 
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.
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.
Young scholars read an article from Time and react to the article based upon what they have studied about Rosa Parks. They find that even though Rosa is no longer alive, she still has an impact today. They focus on that impact she has and write a short essay describing the impact they feel still exists today because of her.
For this civil rights worksheet, students find and circle twenty one terms associated with Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement in a word search designed as a bus.
Students study the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In this American Civil Rights lesson, students listen to a lecture about segregation, Rosa Parks, and the bus boycott. Students discuss passive resistance and its effectiveness.
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students use a dictionary and an acronym finder to complete the 4 reading comprehension questions about Rosa Parks.
Students use information from the Time 100: Rosa Parks Web site to explore Parks's decision to challenge Montgomery's segregation laws. They answer four questions and apply this information by delivering an introductory speech.
In this Rosa Parks worksheet, students read, color and construct a simple bus-shaped book about Rosa Parks. A reference web site for additional resources is given.
First graders discover the contributions of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges in the Civil Rights Movement. Books and recordings are used to help students explain how important they were in the movement.
Students complete a diagram of the Montgomery bus that carried Rosa Parks into the history books. They read about Rosa Park's contributions to the Civil Rights movement. They role play Rosa Park's refusal to move to the back of the bus.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a biographical story about Rosa Parks. Students answer 4 questions and then summarize the story.
In this English activity, students read "Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Dies," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.

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