Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Arts & Humanities,
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Students dramatize the incident that started the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
define the word boycott,
learn about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott,
create a dramatization of Rosa Parks's refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
Rosa Parks, Montgomery bus boycott, civil rights movement, Martin Luther King
teacher-selected and/or student-researched resources about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott
pens or pencils
student-selected props for the dramatization
Discuss information about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott from a few of the many sources available in print and online. You may want to start with Rosa Parks: The Story Behind the Bus. One print source to check is the book Rosa Parks: My Story, by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins.
Ask students their reactions to Parks's actions. Ask students how they might have responded to the bus driver.
Tell students that they are going to create a short play about the historic incident. Have the class work together to write the dialogue and create the props. Give students the necessary time (perhaps several days or longer) to work on the play.
Have students present the play to other classes in the school.
Evaluate students' participation in the activity and in the play.
Lesson Plan Source
Last updated 2/07/2012