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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 participate in role play situations of the Rosa Parks bus incident. Finally, they write a Bio Poem about Rosa Parks using the given format.
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.
Fifth graders discuss famous Black Americans and how their contributions influenced American life. They examine images of Rosa Parks and listen to a read aloud about her. They read a poetry about Rosa Parks before writing about and illustrating something that they find unfair about their transportation to school.
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. Finally students will construct a time line of her life.
What is the author's purpose for sharing an autobiography? Start this instructional activity with the short story provided about getting pulled over by a police officer. Then, discuss the acronym PIES and how it stands for the four main reasons an author would tell a story. Then dive into some reading about Rosa Parks. As a class, create a chart to decide why Rosa tells a specific story in her autobiography. Finally, learners complete an assignment independently. This instructional activity reflects the popular "I do, we do, you do" model.