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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 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 learning exercise, 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 8 Views 75 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
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 8 Views 73 Downloads
For 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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 21 Views 220 Downloads
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation
Learners 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. Learners complete the provided comprehension, characterization, and vocabulary activities associated with the book.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Rosa Parks...an American Heroine
Pupils 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Who is Rosa Parks?
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Life in a Box: Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks
Young scholars 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. Young scholars view a slide-show of the famous women and their achievements.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 50 Downloads
Rosa Parks Community Garden
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.
2nd - 4th Health 5 Views 6 Downloads
Rosa Parks Garden Lesson #5
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.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Rosa Parks, Reformer
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.
1st - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Civil Rights and the 1950s
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.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Montgomery Bus Boycott
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.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Teaching American History: Civil Rights in Film: Part 2
Did you know that Rosa Parks was the secretary for the NAACP? Her famous refusal to give up her bus seat was actually a premeditated act designed by the NAACP to draw light the growing civil rights movement. In part two, professor Melani McAlister continues her lecture on civil rights in film and focuses on a song about Rosa Parks.
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
New Review 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 lesson includes a mix of activities, including an anticipatory activity, creation of a KWL chart, group jigsaw reading, and final discussion prompt.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable