A team historical investigation that engages students in the Civil Rights Movement.
Rosa Parks is often credited for helping to start the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and rightfully so. However, what many people don't know is that a 15-year old girl named Claudette Colvin took a courageous stand against segregation on a Montgomery bus nine months before Parks.
This engaging historical investigation will help students explore the often untold story of Claudette Colvin. Take students on a journey to the past to Montgomery, Alabama to learn more about a heroic young lady, and show them that someone just like them can stand up to injustice.
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Students will work collaboratively in teams to learn the story of Claudette Colvin.
This activity contains the following steps:
1. Student teams search the classroom for historical evidence that tells Claudette's story.
2. Students discuss the evidence and use their inference skills to tell a story of what they believe happened.
3. Students, using your reading scaffolds, use the provided Montgomery Monthly magazine (in .pdf, e-pub, and iBook formats) to explore the details of Claudette's story.
4. Students retell the story in graphic novel / comic book format.
The following high-quality resources are included:
♦ Printable evidence for students to find
♦ detailed lesson plans
♦ student handouts (editable)
♦ a professional-looking magazine, and
♦ links to videos about the boycott.
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