The No. 2857 bus on which Rosa Parks was riding on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama when she was arrested for her refusal to give up her seat to a white person which sparked the Civil Rights Movement.
Rosa Parks: Change the world in a single bus ride? Rosa Parks did. Parks wasn’t the first African American to refuse to give up her seat for a white passenger on public transit, but she was the one who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which made the US civil rights movement world news. Parks reminds us that even small acts of defiance can have a huge impact. Photo: Mickey Adair
Fun, hands-on project has students creating their own bus and reading the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Included is a short, one-page story about Rosa Parks and how the famous bus boycott began and bus templates to cut out and color based off pictures of the actual bus Rosa Parks was arrested on. On top of the bus, students then write an adjective that describes her and present it to the class. A fantastic, fun activity to help your students get to know a civil rights…
Rosa Parks: 1913– When she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a crowded bus, Rosa Parks set in motion the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a cornerstone of the civil rights movement. She has since been a strong advocate for human rights issues. http://teacher.scholastic.com/rosa/rosa.htm