Rosa Parks: 5 Day Lesson

What led to the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and how might historians approach this question differently? This rich series of lessons includes a short introductory video clip, analysis of six primary source documents, and historian think-aloiuds for your young historians to approach the inquiry question and consider the overall impact of Rosa Parks' courageous actions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Spend time analyzing the primary source images associated with the inquiry documents. This will help to engage students and support more visual learners
Classroom Considerations
  • For a more condensed lesson addressing similar content and skills, the publisher has provided a 1-day and 3-day version of the lesson (you can locate this in the left-hand menu)
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • All activity materials and primary source documents provided (see included materials)
  • Excellent lesson organization
  • Adaptable to a variety of Common Core State Standards
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