Rosa Parks Teacher Resources
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Riding with Rosa
Students examine a photo to experience history. In this teaching tolerance lesson, 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?
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
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 reader's theater in class, and lend well to a writing assignment on the women of the Civil Rights Movement.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Role of Citizens in Montgomery Bus Boycott
Learners consider the role of average Americans in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In this Civil Rights instructional activity, students listen to a lecture that outlines the details of the boycott. Learners conduct further research about the people who led the movement prior to writing an essay about how to gain support for a social justice cause.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Bring Down the Barriers: Lesson 9 Is Number 9 Of 15 In Unit Plan
Young scholars examine the issues of prejudice and hatred. In this poetry lesson plan, students analyze how Rosa Parks addressed an issue of social injustice. Young scholars go on to conduct research on Rosa Parks and compose an acrostic poem about her.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Civil Rights Leaders
Students 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. Students observe a slide-show filled with images of these men and women.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
People and Their Place in the Community
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.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
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
Civil Rights Leaders
Students explore racism in America by researching historic victories for equality. In this African American leaders activity, 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
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
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
Students examine the lives of people who stood up for their beliefs. In this biography lesson, 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 English Language Arts
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
The Bus Ride Teacher's Guide
Learners examine and respond to the text, The Bus Ride. In this African-American literature lesson, students explore pre-reading questions that focus on fairness of laws. Learners read the text based on Rosa Parks and answer 11 post-reading questions.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts