Who Was Rosa Parks?

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In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title OMother of the Civil Rights Movement.O This biography has blackand- white illustrations throughout.
Curriculet Details
37 Questions
35 Annotations
3 Quizzes

Designed for students in 5th grade, this free digital curriculum contains annotations explaining author's purpose, media connections and summarization. It also contains interactive videos that support comprehension, such as videos about print analysis and central idea. Over the course of the book, students will answer Common Core questions and quizzes related to the subjects of citing textual evidence, identifying text structure, and comparing relationships. This free online unit will increase student engagement while building reading comprehension.

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Homework #6

Where is Pine Level, Alabama? (This annotation contains an image)
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Why is Rosa not allowed to ride the school bus? 

Chapter 1 - Down on the Farm

Rosa Louise McCauley  (This annotation contains an image)
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Rosa spends a lot of time in bed because ___________________. 
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What is the most likely reason the police do not punish the Klan members for their violent acts? 
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up? 
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The number of Ku Klux Klan members has _____________ since the 1920s. 
Ku Klux Klan  (This annotation contains an image)
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of minstrel. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for minstrel? 
Jim Crow Laws were basically laws that limited the activities of black people. For example, there were separate water fountains for white and black people, black people were forced to use the back door of restaurants among other rules.  
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Why was a pat on the head from a white person unusual during the time Rosa was growing up in Pine Level? 
Why do you think the author includes these examples of nice white people in Rosa's early life? 
Watch the video to learn more about the Brown vs. The Board of Education case.  (This annotation contains a video)
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What is the outcome of the Brown vs. The Board of Education court case? 

Chapter 2 - City Lights

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How does Rosa feel about Miss White? Cite textual evidence to support your answer. 
Have you ever been in a situation where you had to do something that you didn't really want to do? How did you feel? Did you complain? 
How might Rosa's life be different if she wasn't a member of the St. Paul AME Church? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of customs. Which definition most closely fits the context of the sentence? 
Why do you think churches played a vital role in the civil rights movement? 
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How might what Rosa learns at church (not to complain or rebel) help her in life? 

Chapter 3 - Life with Raymond

The NAACP is a civil rights organization for ethnic minorities in the United States. 
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What is the most likely reason the white women lie about the boys attacking them? 
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What is a lynching? 
Quiz 1 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of integrated. Which of the following is an antonym (word with opposite meaning) for integrated? 
How do you think Rosa feels about working at the army air force base? 

Chapter 4 - The Call to Action

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How is Edgar Daniel Nixon like Martin Luther King, Jr.? 
A porter is someone who carries luggage and other items.  (This annotation contains an image)
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What does Rosa mean by saying "With the vote, we would have a voice"? 
Why is $16.50 a lot of money to Rosa? 

Chapter 5 - Back of the Bus

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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of riots. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for riots? 
Why do Rosa and Raymond decide not to move to Detroit? 
Why are the rules for the bus "complicated"? 
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Why does the bus driver order Rosa to get off the bus? 

Chapter 6 - A Visit to Highlander

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What effect does going to college in Massachusetts have on Virginia Durr?  
Read the information about Virginia Durr. (This annotation contains a link)
Why do you suppose they never called each other by their first names? 
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What is significant about the training workshop at Highlander in Monteagle, Tennessee? 
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Why is the workshop good for Rosa? Cite textual evidence to support your answer. 
We Shall Overcome Song  (This annotation contains a video)
Quiz 2 

Chapter 7 - A New Day

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Why do the segregated buses bother Rosa more now than they did before? 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most influential men in the Civil Rights Movement. Watch the video to learn more about him.  (This annotation contains a video)
Do you think these men will be able to help the blacks in Montgomery ? Why or why not? 
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in ____________________. 
Why do you think Rosa thinks of her grandfather during this incident on the bus? 
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How is Rosa treated by the police officers? 
One hundred dollars is a lot of money during this time. How do you suppose Edgar Nixon was able to pay the bail?  
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Based on the words in the text and the picture, how do Rosa and Virginia feel about one another? 
Use information in this text to answer the question below.  (This annotation contains an image)
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How is apartheid like the Jim Crow laws? Use evidence from the annotations above to support your answer. 
Use information from this text to answer the question below.  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 8 - "No Riders Today!"

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What effect will the boycott have on bus companies? 
What does it mean to "protest"? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of handbills. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for handbills? 
How do you suppose Rosa feels seeing the empty buses? 
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What effect does the bus boycott have on the black community? 
Do you think this lie will hurt Rosa's case? 
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What does this detail reveal about Eleanor Roosevelt? 
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Why is it important for Rosa's case to win in the Supreme Court? 
Rosa's most famous picture  (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 9 - Moving Ahead

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After you watch the video, list one detail from the video that is similar to what you have read in the text. 
Watch the video and then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a link)
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of role. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for role? 
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Which event happened first? 
How might things have been different if Rosa had not fought so hard for the rights of black people? 
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Use the DEFINE feature to read the definition of segregation. Which of the following is an antonym (word with opposite meaning) for segregation? 
Why is the Voting Rights Act important? 
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List one way Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. are alike and one way they are different. 
Malcolm X (This annotation contains an image)
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What evidence from the text proves that Rosa Parks made a huge impact on society in her lifetime? 
Look at the image of Rosa Parks and President Bill Clinton. How does Rosa Parks feel about this moment in her life? What evidence from the picture supports your answer? (This annotation contains an image)
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What is unique about Rosa's death? 
Quiz 3 
Would you agree that Rosa Parks helped to change the world? Why or why not?