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Rosa Parks Lesson Plan: A Quest for Equal Protection

Grade Level Grades 3-8
Resource Type Activity


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This Rosa Parks lesson plan asks students to revisit the well-known story of a figure in the civil rights movement—Rosa Parks—through the primary source documents associated with her arrest in 1955. The arrest occurred in the shadow of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) and had a powerful impact on the public policy of segregation and the application of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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2 Reviews
Great primary resource that can be used when exploring the Core Democratic Value of Equality.
Fatima Whitaker
October 25, 2018
Excellent lesson for teaching about Rosa Parks. Includes links to other lessons, photos of Police Report Pages, diagram of bus, picture of Ms. Parks being fingerprinted and questions about the city code.
June 10, 2013