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Learners examine the meaning and use of civil disobedience. They decide whether civil disobedience is a viable form of protest in contemporary times after studying the acts of Rosa Parks.
Students investigate equality by examining Civil Rights leaders. In this racism lesson, students identify the key figures in the Civil Rights Movement, such as Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King Jr. Students observe a slide-show filled with images of these men and women.
In this filling in the chart with personal facts worksheet, learners compare and contrast facts about Rosa Park's childhood and their childhood. Students fill in 8 blanks.
Learners 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.
Third graders search TDC database for images of famous people, such as Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., etc. They also retrieve information about their accomplishments, time frames, areas, and how they made a difference in their community.
In this American Civil Rights worksheet, learners 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.
Students explore racism in America by researching historic victories for equality. In this African American leaders lesson plan, 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.
Young scholars dramatize incident that started the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
Learners 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.  Learners read a book about the great Rosa Parks and celebrate the unique attributes in everyone.
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.
In 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. 
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.
Young scholars discover the events and importance of the Civil Rights movement. Using the internet, they research the role of Rosa Parks and write a letter to her. They practice using new vocabulary and navigate between the pages of a website.
Students are introduced to the life of Rosa Parks and her role in the civil rights movement. They role play the roles of reporters and they use the internet to read interviews she has given to other people during her life. They write their own news story about her.
Students 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.  Students view a slide-show of the famous women and their achievements.
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.
Students recognize parts of plants and know that all plant parts are edible. They also should be able to give their function and name a food for every plant part. Students begin by rating the importance of plants and then create an edible chart of plant parts. Finally, they sample foods and discuss what part of the plant they come from.
Students review the story of Rosa Parks and her contribution to the Civil Rights movement. They discuss situations or injustices they feel strongly about and plans they could incorporate that may lead to a social change. Students create a storyboard or write a short story about their plan.
Take a closer look at "one of the most important periods of American social history: the 1950s," as well as the type of society that the civil rights movement would endeavor to change. This engaging video begins by detailing the era of suburbanization, rise of consumerism, and celebration of the middle class lifestyle during the decade, and then proceeds into an interesting discussion on contradictions of a consensus culture and the rigid segregation that also existed.
It's December 1, 1955, and a tired African American woman refuses to give up her seat for a white man on a bus in Montgomery. This woman is Rosa Parks. While she wasn't the first person to stay seated despite the current laws, her arrest spurred a large boycott and brought the African American community together. Listen to her as she recounts her story.

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