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Dear Mrs. Parks Teacher's Guide
Students 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. Students answer 11 discussion questions and participate in literature circles.
5th - 7th Language Arts 6 Views 31 Downloads
Taking a Stand with Rosa Parks
Students discuss African-American history from slavery to the civil rights movement. They discuss individual people who shpaed history by reading their biographies and researching the age in which they lived. Studnets comprehend the causes and effects of the civil rights movement in America.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 19 Downloads
Differences Make Us Special
Students 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.
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Riding with Rosa
Young scholars examine a photo to experience history. In this teaching tolerance lesson plan, students view a photograph of Mrs. Parks sitting on the bus and place their own picture by hers. Young scholars 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 3 Views 18 Downloads
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 7 Views 62 Downloads
Role of Citizens in Montgomery Bus Boycott
Students consider the role of average Americans in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In this Civil Rights lesson plan, students listen to a lecture that outlines the details of the boycott. Students 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 3 Views 19 Downloads
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 plan, 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 Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Civil Rights Leaders
Young scholars 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. Young scholars observe a slide-show filled with images of these men and women.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 17 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
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 3 Views 4 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 76 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
Fair Responses to Unfair Acts
Students understand the sacrifices and problems in undoing an unfair situation. In this unfairness lesson, students discuss the reasons for the Montgomery Boycott and discuss worksheet and feelings about dealing with unfair situations.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Describing Unknown Words using Syllabary/ Analogy Method
Students understand that using the syllables in a word can help readers identify words they don't know. In this "syllabary" lesson, students become familiar with the rules for forming syllables and use to decipher unknown words. Students read I am Rosa Parks and divide words into syllables.
1st - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads
American Women Who Shaped the Civil Rights Movement Explored Through the Literature of Eloise Greenfield
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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 57 Downloads