In Year 4, Rosa Parks is covered under the non-fiction genre of chronological reports, and in specific, newspaper reports. Below are some free resources in the form of a video, worksheet and PowerPoints that you can use with your class, whether you are in lockdown and teaching online or whether you are back at school.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913 – 2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”.
Click on the image below to head over to my education channel and watch a child friendly video about Rosa Parks. It explains who Rosa Parks was, in a simple way for primary aged children (6+ years old) to understand about sensitive topics such as racism, segregation and civil rights.
Click on the sneak peak images below of the free, downloadable lessons.
In Lesson 1, children learn all about Rosa Parks by listening to the video, reading texts from her biography and answering questions about her life.
Click on the image below for the whole slideshow from Lesson 1.
The reading comprehension questions have been modified from the non-fiction Hamilton Trust resource. Click below for the free reading comprehension questions.
In Lesson 2, children become journalists and write a realistic newspaper article using a free newspaper generator to create a report, describing the historical event that took place on the 1st December 1955 on the Cleveland bus, in Montgomery, Alabama, which was pivotal to changing segregation laws. Below is a sneak peek of one of the lesson slides, click on the image for the whole slideshow.
The PowerPoints can be downloaded and edited to suit your needs so feel free to do so, credit would be appreciated where possible.
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Till next time…
I used pngguru.com for the clipart in the slides and some photos were downloaded from the internet – I do not claim any rights to those.