In Linda Gorham’s story Rosa Parks : One of Many Who Sat Down to Stand Up Linda personalizes the words and action in a story of the famed Rosa Parks. The lesson plan explores the many other heroes of the civil rights movement who "sat down’ to stand up for justice. Self-worth, dignity and courage come alive".
This unit comes with a teacher guide, text of stories & audio-download of story as well as student activities.
- Become more familiar with the Rosa Parks’ story
- Place Ms. Parks’ protest within the larger context of her supportive family and community and the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s
- Examine the motives and practices of bigotry and institutional racism
- Experience a recreation of some of the feelings, challenges and decisions facing people in this country as they lived in a system of legalized segregation and discrimination
- Understand the extent of the bravery of those who stood up to discrimination given the ignorance and violence of the times.
The following MP3 track is a story excerpt for use with the Rosa Parks lesson plan. Please note that this excerpt is protected by copyright and is exclusively for educational use.
- Rosa Parks — 8:24 minutes
About Storyteller Linda Gorham
Linda Gorham’s stories are fun, full of energy, and designed to enhance the love of reading. She tells folktales, inspirational stories, fables, “RESPECT” stories, hero stories, and, of course, stories that make your spine tingle and your hair stand on edge. Linda’s stories reinforce values, spark the imagination, and explore the world of ideas and traditions from other cultures. www.lindagorham.com