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Differences Make Us Special
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.
Boycott Blues - Reinforcing Activity
Students complete activities with the book Boycott Blues by Andrea Davis. In this Rosa Parks lesson, 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.
For 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.
America's Civil Rights Movement
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.
Montgomery to the Supreme Court
Students explore Supreme Court cases that featured Civil Rights issues. In this Supreme Court instructional activity, students examine primary source records regarding Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the Browder v Gayle case, in order to analyze the impact of Court decisions.
Taking a Stand with Rosa Parks
Learners discuss African-American history from slavery to the civil rights movement. They discuss individual people who shpaed history by reading their biographies and researching the age in which they lived. Studnets comprehend the causes and effects of the civil rights movement in America.
Rosa Louis Parks
Students describe Rosa Parks' contributions and how they affect us today, and identify important events occurring at this time in history.
The Bus Ride Teacher's Guide
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.
Justice for All: Lesson 2
Sixth graders discuss segregation. In this language arts instructional activity, 6th graders read a story about Rosa Parks and discuss the connotations of words. Students discuss the actions of Rosa Parks.
Bring Down the Barriers: Lesson 8 Is Number 8 Of 15 In Unit Plan
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.
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.
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.
This is Rosa Parks
Learners 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.
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.
Rosa Parks: Mother of Civil Rights Movement
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.
Life in a Box: Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks
Pupils investigate the lives of important women who fought for their rights. In this equality lesson, students examine the different gender roles throughout history and define the actions many women were made famous by. Pupils view a slide-show of the famous women and their achievements.
Word Search: Rosa Parks
In 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.
Montgomery Bus Boycott & Rosa Parks Day 5
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.
Rosa Parks Community Garden
Students explore gardening and nutrition in the Rosa Parks Community Garden. They work in stations to discuss food choices, the life cycles of plants, and mini-composting. After starting in one station, they rotate to try each activity.