The unfair laws in America prior to the civil rights movement are shown through the story of Rosa Parks. The idea that the actions of one person can change the life of many is explored.
One Forty Minute Class Period
The learners will:
- define vocabulary related to segregation.
- compare and contrast Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman.
Tell the students that the class will be reading a story about another brave African American woman.
Set the listening purpose: Listen to see if this woman has anything in common with Harriet Tubman.
On Harriet Tubman’s side write that she helped enslaved Africans escape. On Rosa Parks’ side write that her actions started the bus boycott that changed the law. Write any other appropriate suggestions that the children make. Ask the learners if Rosa Parks made the right decision and if she contributed to the common good by her actions. Explain that to be a real community, people need to come together for the common good.
Assessment is based on teacher observation of student participation in the discussion, the painting project and the re-telling of the story through each painting.
Lesson Developed By:Lynn Chamberlain
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