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First graders investigate the lives of two female Black American heroes. For this Black History hero lesson, 1st graders complete activities to learn about Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks. They listen to read aloud stories, watch videos, and participate in "Think, Pair, Share" activities to define heroes.
Learners investigate the context, issues, important people, and outcomes of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. They attempt to answer the essential question, "Would the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 60's have happened if Martin Luther King, Jr. had never been born?" They research primary and secondary sources.
Help your 4th graders find their heroes in this ELD instructional activity. Using three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Happy Birthday, Dr. King!" "Gloria Estefan," and "Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man"), they will analyze the traits of a hero and relate these true stories to their own lives. They can also practice expressing cause and effect, making judgments, and stating fact versus opinion. The instructional activity is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels for developing learners.
Students explore Supreme Court cases that featured Civil Rights issues. In this Supreme Court lesson, 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.
Students learn what goals Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had when he wanted to change the inequality of the United States.
Students discuss Rosa Parks and the Montgomery busy boycott by examining the boycott handbill and Rosa Park's arrest report. They compare both documents and complete the Document Analysis Worksheet. They research the consequences of hero making in history.
Students research famous African Americans for Black History Month. In this biography lesson plan, students read about five famous African Americans: Nat King Cole, Jackie Robinson, Melba Pattillo, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King. They answer questions and discuss their life. 
Students discover that the actions of people can have a positive influence on a community. They use a variety of resources to research biographies of African Americans. Students research and discuss the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., then look at the lives of other influential African Americans such as, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall and Ruby Bridges.
Explore US history with your charges by providing age-appropriate Black History Month activities. (Five options are provided with this resource.) Read biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Rosa Parks and other recommended (and linked) texts as a way to learn about African-American history in-depth. Finish by conducting a class discussion about race and equality in America. 
Learners read and respond to the book, Dear Mrs. Parks. In this African-American literature lesson, students read the text and examine several vocabulary words from the text. Learners answer 11 discussion questions and participate in literature circles. Suggested writing activities accompany this lesson.
Examine the women who contributed to the Civil Rights movement. In groups, children read excerpts of writings from Eloise Greenfield and research the women she mentions using the internet. To end the lesson, they create a timeline of events based on the information they gathered.
Learners explore the similarities and differences among their classmates. They are introduced to the Civil Rights Movement-that all people be treated equally and fairly. Students discuss the importance of appreciating individual differences.
Students examine a photo to experience history.  In this teaching tolerance instructional activity, students view a photograph of Mrs. Parks sitting on the bus and place their own picture by hers.  Students imagine that they were sitting on the bus with her in 1955 and form a written response to the question: "What would you say to the bus driver?" Students role play the situation taking turns sharing their writing.
Students study those who fought segregation in America. In this civil rights lesson, students investigate the movements and its leaders. Students collaborate to design a mural of dreams as a culminating activity.
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students respond to 8 matching questions regarding 1950's America. Students may check their answers immediately.
Students examine various documents to learn more about the Montgomery bus boycott. In this civil history lesson, students watch a video and read multiple texts about the Montgomery bus boycott. Students use guiding questions and graphic organizers to summarize what they have read before sharing out to the class.
In this Civil Rights reading comprehension worksheet, students read a paragraph about Rosa Parks and respond to the question, "How did Rosa Parks act as a responsible citizen?"
The inspiring and harrowing stories of Dorothy Height, Coretta Scott King, and Amelia Boynton are transcribed in these pages, lending a true voice to the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. These pages would make an excellent reader's theater in class, and lend well to a writing assignment on the women of the Civil Rights Movement.
Students are introduced to individuals who made the civil rights movement a success. They examine, analyze and interpret the events and people who had a significant and stirring impact on the course of history through stories, interviews and the meeting of Melba Pattillo.
Students research abolitionists, civil rights advocates, and their allies to learn about racism and justice. In this racism and justice lesson, students define justice and sing a song about activism. Students review the biographies assigned to their group and complete a handout for the story. Groups discuss their assigned person with the entire class.