Rosa Parks Teacher Resources
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Active Viewing: Eyes on the Prize "Awakenings"
Dive deeper into the Montgomery Bus Boycott with this multi-stage lesson, centered on the essential question: Why did the boycott last so long? Historians investigate the Jim Crow south through a video clip (not included), then analyze...
11th Social Studies & History
Two Sides to Every Story: Day 2 and 3
Seventh graders learn how various historic event can be portrayed in a variety of ways. Day 2 and 3 of this unit asks them to review content-specific vocabulary, then compare and contrast the lives of Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. They...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Power of Nonviolence: What Is Nonviolence? What Does It Cost?
Your young learners will delve into the language of primary source documents in order to identify the characteristics, benefits, and costs of nonviolence. The instructional activity includes a mix of activities, including an anticipatory...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Have Nonconformists Contributed to Society?
"Whoso would be a man, must be a noncomformist." Or so said Ralph Waldo Emerson in his "Self-Reliance" essay. Class members are encouraged to explore the goodness of a nonconformist and decide for themselves if this person deserves...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Women of the Civil Rights Movement: Height, King, Robinson
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Role of Citizens in Montgomery Bus Boycott
Students consider the role of average Americans in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In this Civil Rights lesson, students listen to a lecture that outlines the details of the boycott. Students conduct further research about the people who led...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Bring Down the Barriers: Lesson 9 Is Number 9 Of 15 In Unit Plan
Learners examine the issues of prejudice and hatred. In this poetry lesson, students analyze how Rosa Parks addressed an issue of social injustice. Learners go on to conduct research on Rosa Parks and compose an acrostic poem about her.
7th - 9th English Language Arts