Monday, January 4, 2016

Dear Mrs. Parks Lesson Plan Treasures Gr. 4


Rosa Parks found herself at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement in 1955.  She was tired, not only physically from her job as a maid, but just tired of being treated as a second class citizen. So, she sat down on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama and didn't get up. Well that bus was segregated and she should have gotten up to give her seat to a White man, but she didn't .  What happened next is that she was arrested.  This started the whole ball rolling, so now you have to read the selection to find out more.


Treasures Grade 4 pages 324-329

Vocabulary:
activist
unconstitutional
boycott
segregation
privileges
colored only
inferior
racial
authority
nonviolence
equality
formal
informal
commitment
Pronunciation
privilege - priv li gde

activist Ak ti vist 

area a RE a  

Connecticut Ko ne ti cut 

suffered su ferd

dying die ing

commitment co mit ment


Questions
What is the same about all the letters?
What hopes do the children want?
Which is your favorite letter?
How do the writers feel about Rosa Parks?
How does she write back to the children?
How does she feel about racial segregation?
What would you have done if you were told to give up your seat on the bus?
Is there racial segregation in your country?
Is there religious discrimination in your country?
How are minorities treated in your country?
How can we change the attitudes that are prevalent against minorities?

Homework
Social Studies activity
Write a letter to a famous person asking for more information.
You could write to a famous politician, singer, artist,

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - English Teacher






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