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Civil Rights Leaders
Learners investigate equality by examining Civil Rights leaders. In this racism activity, students identify the key figures in the Civil Rights Movement, such as Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King Jr. Learners observe a slide-show filled with images of these men and women.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
History Repeats Itself
Students read about an event that occurred 140 years ago to ascertain information (who? what? when? where? why?) and to compare this event to Rosa Parks arrest almost 50 years ago. They retell the story from your point of view.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Demand for Civil Rights
In this American Civil Rights worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer with details about Thurgood Marshall, Brown v. Board of Education, Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the Little Rock Nine. Students also respond to two short answer questions.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 77 Downloads
Civil Rights Leaders
Students explore racism in America by researching historic victories for equality. In this African American leaders lesson, students discuss the contributions Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. made while reading a timeline. Students listen to King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the Internet.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads
The Civil Rights Movement In Photos
Let the rich gospel music and various images introduce the subject of civil rights to your class. Talk about how groups of people came together to instigate the change in equality and discuss what causes people come together for these days.
7 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
What is Equality and How Does it Affect Me?
Students explore the concept of civil rights and the ways in which Dr. Martin Luther Kind and others utilized non-violent protests to achieve their goals. They participate in a variety of discussion and role play activities during this comprehensive unit.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 17 Views 119 Downloads
Students examine the lives of people who stood up for their beliefs. In this biography lesson plan, students research the lives of people such as Gandi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Robert Kennedy. Students use a graphic organizer to record the information they gain from their research.
3rd - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
An Act of Courage, The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks
Students research accounts on Rosa Parks and look for differences between the modern form and an older report on Parks. They discuss why information about race and nationality are collected on these and other forms.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
The Bus Ride Teacher's Guide
Students examine and respond to the text, The Bus Ride. In this African-American literature lesson plan, 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.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 4 Views 19 Downloads
First graders learn about the power of protest. They view images from various protests, then make placards to demonstrate what is important to them. They begin by brainstorming ideas about making the world a better place, then they expand on their favorite ideas through drawing.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In this reading comprehensive learning exercise, learners 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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 22 Views 221 Downloads
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.
11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 75 Downloads
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
Students explore the function of family. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brain Pinkney. Students complete the provided comprehension, characterization, and vocabulary activities associated with the book.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
African American Achievers
Students complete research projects. Students research the achievements of various African Americans and their contributions to the world. They use various resource links on the Internet to become more knowledgeable about the topic.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: "Heroes"
Help your 4th graders find their heroes in this ELD lesson. 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.
4th English Language Development 11 Views 38 Downloads
PBS Lessons for Black History Month
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.
K - 12th Language Arts 159 Views 655 Downloads
Children's Literature and African American Culture
Third graders examine various stories and poems and identify characteristics that make each individual unique. After analyzing the readings, they create their own personality poems to accompany self-portrait drawings. The poems and drawings are mounted on construction paper and displayed in the classroom.
3rd Language Arts 4 Views 18 Downloads