Students will learn about Rosa Parks involvement in the civil rights movement as well through a lesson and some video clips. After learning about her involvement in the Montgomery Boycott, students will be asked to role play this incident or come up with their own type of boycott. They will have to carefully plan out this boycott just like Rosa Parks and every other African American did at the time of the boycott. After the students role play each scenario they will be asked to explain their planning process, as well as to why they chose that type of boycott and what they hoped to get out of it.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus to a white passenger. In response to her arrest Montgomery's black community launched a successful year-long bus boycott. Montgomery's buses were finally desegregated on Dec. 21, 1956.