This writing prompt requires students to read two articles. One is about Rosa Parks and the other article is about Sylvia Mendez .
It is followed by PARCC format writing prompt. It reads:
The Civil Rights Movement was the largest social movement in the 20th century in the United States. Both Rosa Parks and Sylvia Mendez played a crucial role in this movement for equality among all citizens.
Prepare a speech for the Distinguished Leader’s Conference explaining how Rosa Parks and Sylvia Mendez contributed to the end of segregation in public facilities.
Use text evidence from both articles to help you prepare your speech.
This writing prompt also addresses the 4th Grade GLE: H-1C-E3
Describe democratic principles as exemplified by major historic events, for example: the civil rights movement