The Life Story of Rosa Parks Activity Pack
Your students will love learning about one of the most inspirational African-American women of all time.
One cold day in December 1955, Rosa Parks was told move to the back of the bus. Rosa was tired of being discriminated against and refused to move from her seat. Instead, she politely said, "No!" The bus driver called the police, and Rosa Parks was arrested. After this incident, she became even more determined to fight for equal rights. She gave speeches encouraging other African-Americans to stand up for their rights and be treated fairly.
This biography unit has it all! There are a variety of activities for you to teach about Rosa Parks life story. This could be a week-long unit or as short as a day or two, depending on time allotted and the needs of your students. There are several ways to use this unit to differentiate for students.
✔Meet Rosa Parks
✔Life Story with Scenes & Questions
✔Fact or Fiction Activity
✔Character Mini-Booklet w/Timeline Sorting Activity---fits inside their notebooks!
✔Character Traits Activity
✔Vocabulary Posters for important character traits:
✔Brave, Determined, Confident
Have students read the passages about where they will meet Rosa Parks and learn all about her life. The articles are written with questions and scenes for students to connect and color. There’s also a custom-created biography organizer to use for review or for further research.
Suggestions and Ideas for four different centers:
✔Have students read the Meet Rosa Parks OR Life Story passages with scenes and questions. Then answer the questions on the biography organizers.
✔Have students complete the character mini-booklet with timeline dates. These fit nicely inside their notebooks.
✔Have students complete the quote activity & writing prompt(s).
✔Have students complete the character traits activity using the vocabulary posters as a guide and then complete the Venn diagram to compare Sojourner to themselves.
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