Rosa Parks — The Movie! 7 Questions for Substantive Conversation. After the positive response to my previous post, "Contemporary Images for Black History Month," I had to share this movie. Savvy mom and cultural artist, Eunique Jones Gibson, shot the film Rosa to get kids to take a new look at Ms. Parks.
Amazon.com: The Rosa Parks Story: Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart, Von Coulter, Dexter King, Afemo Omilami, Sonny Shroyer, Mike Pniewski, Chardé Manzy, Cicely Tyson, Charles Black, Nick LaTour, Julie Dash, Christine A. Sacani, D. Scott Lumpkin, Elaine Steel, Howard Braunstein, Michael Jaffe, Paris Qualles: Movies & TV
"Rosa Parks Rides the Bus" Readers Theater video (podcast with illustrations by this second grade class). Any Readers Theater script may be read and recorded. Then, add your student-made illustrations. Tah-dah! You can share a fun Readers Theater video with friends and family. More ideas at www.facebook.com/ReadersTheaterAllYear.
Viola Desmond is our Canadian version of Rosa Parks, who 9 years earlier didn't give up her seat in the movie theater and was arrested and fined. Your students can read about their stories and compare and contrast how they are similiar and different, making text to text and text to real world connections.