How Would You Feel? The Bravery of Civil Disobedience

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As part of their study of the US Civil Rights Movement and the Montgomery bus boycott, class members read Dr. Martin Luther King's "Integrated Bus Suggestions." They then craft a short story about the first week of Montgomery bus integration.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Instead of a short story, ask class members to craft a personal letter to a friend or family member describing their experience
Classroom Considerations

  • The assignment assumes class members have experience crafting short stories

  • The four-page resource contains background information on the Montgomery bus boycott, a list of related children's books about Rosa Parks and the boycott, a step-by-step plan, a rubric for the short story assignment, and a link to the "Integrated Bus Suggestions."

  • No scaffolding is provided for the short story assignment