Rosa Parks Extension Activities
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
About this book
Rosa Parks and the African-American citizens of Montgomery experienced discrimination first hand. Have your students ever been discriminated against because of who they are? If so, was it age, race, gender, or something else that sparked the discrimination? What did they do, or what would they liked to have done, to protest the discrimination? Would a boycott against the offending party have been practical? You may also want to hold a Discrimination Day in your class. Based on some arbitrary criteria, deny some students basic rights. For instance, everyone in your class who's wearing a blue shirt may have to sit at a separate table in the cafeteria or use a water fountain in a different part of the building.