Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Young historians inquire about how the events leading up to the boycott helped establish equal rights for African Americans. During three rounds of group thinking and reading of historical documents, class members make claims in response to the historical question before participating in a whole class discussion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Put the class into groups ahead of time to promote discussion and collaborative thinking
  • Break up the plan into three different days for each round
Classroom Considerations

  • Best suited in a study about civil rights or during Black History Month
  • The teacher plan is somewhat vague in detail; tailor the plan to add more teacher directions
  • Resource assumes learners can make claims and form hypotheses through the analysis of historical text

  • In addition to the plan, the 12-page packet comes with a video about the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a timeline of the events surrounding the incident, historical civil rights letters and documents, worksheets, and graphic organizers

  • None
Common Core