Rosa Parks is one of the most well-known U.S. women of the 20th century and yet much of what has been taught about her is narrow, limited, and at times wrong. This workshop will feature a suite of new lessons and activities developed by the Zinn Education Project in conjunction with the release in 2021 of the young adult book, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks and a new film with the same title — both based on the Parks’ biography by scholar Jeanne Theoharis. Participants will engage in a classroom activity that disrupts the “she was just tired” myth, revealing the patterns of defiance on behalf of justice that coursed through Mrs. Parks' long life of activism. Attendees will leave this 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session with free teaching materials and a wealth of resources for teaching about the radical Rosa Parks and the long history of the Black Freedom Struggle.
Rosa Parks: Countering the Master Narrative
March 23, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Subject Social Studies — Civics and Government, Current Events
Grade Level Grades 6-12, Professional Development
Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.
Share My Lesson is a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional development provider, and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved professional development provider.