Rosa Parks: The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

Class members listen to a passage on Rosa Parks, examine images of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and respond to questions based on the text. They then craft a free-verse poem that recounts her achievements and reveals why she is considered the mother of the Civil Rights Movement.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If class members are unfamiliar with Think-Pair-Share and Read-Aloud, take time to model these processes
Classroom Considerations

  • Sixth in a series of nine lessons from a read-aloud anthology about the American Civil Rights Movement

Pros

  • Included in the 14-page packet are inferential and evaluative discussion questions as well as masters for the images
Cons

  • The instructional masters for the free-verse writing assignment are not included in the packet