Lesson Plan: Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Most of us have heard of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and Martin Luther King, Jr. But what about Claudette Colvin, Virginia Durr, Freedom Summer, or the Birmingham Children's Crusade? A five-lesson unit prompts class members to examine primary source documents from the Civil Rights Movement, and to compare these documents to how the same events are reported in their textbook.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Preview the entire unit to determine whether to use all the activities or to select those lessons most appropriate to your teaching situation
Classroom Considerations

  • The five lessons can be used independently or taught together as a three-week unit
Pros

  • Individuals use the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a model, identify an unjust law or policy in their community or school, and design a step-by-step plan to change the law
Cons

  • None