Who Was Rosa Parks?

A whole-class discussion about segregation leads scholars' into the topic of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement. Small groups work collaboratively to respond to an informational text. A themed-word search is completed independently. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct the reading portion of the lesson during ELA center rotations
  • Pose the worksheet's questions on a classroom blog for learners to respond to using complete sentences 
  • Administer the lesson during Black History Month or on Rosa Parks Day 
Classroom Considerations

  • Rosa Parks Day is celebrated on different dates depending on your state
  • February is Black History Month
Pros

  • Directions are clear and easy to follow 
  • Differentiation and extension ideas allow you to customize the lesson 
Cons

  • None