Part Three: Rosa

Scholars take in a new view of Rosa Parks with the story, Rosa by Nikki Giovanni. Following the reading, learners examine primary and secondary sources that detail the nonviolent protest known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Schedule time in the library, computer lab, or on personal electronic learning devices to research the myths around the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Direct class members to share their research findings in small groups, a presentation to the class, or a visual representation of their choosing 
  • Gather additional books about Rosa Parks, compare and contrast the way each book describes her
Classroom Considerations
  • Preview all materials to confirm if they're appropriate for your class members 
  • Third lesson of five designed to inform pupils about famous African Americans and nonviolent protests 
  • The lesson encourages today's youth to make positive change without using violence 
  • The plan is opened-ended, it only offers recommendations as to how the lesson should be implemented 
  • None