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Rosa Parks was an activist in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, who became famous when on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. For more information on Rosa Parks, see the fact file below or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
Rosa Louise McCauley
Date of Birth
February 4, 1913
Date of Death
October 24, 2005
Place of Birth
James McCauley and Leona Edwards
Montgomery Industrial School for Girls, al-African American Booker T. Washington High School and attended Alabama state College for a short time
Seamstress, Civil Rights Activist, Writer
Reason for Fame
Most historians date the beginning of the civil rights movement in the United States to December 1, 1955. On that day, Rosa Parks, refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. She was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere. Rosa Parks is called the Mother of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement
Rosa Parks received many awards and honors which included the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal. She was awarded two dozen honorary doctorates from universities world wide.
Rosa Parks Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Rosa Parks worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Rosa Parks who was an activist in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, who became famous when on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Rosa Parks Facts
- Rosa Parks Word Search
- Rosa Parks Fact File
- Passenger in the Bus
- Montgomery Bus Boycott
- Courageous Rosa
- King and Parks
- Dear Rosa…
- Past and Present
- What If?
- Just Like Rosa…
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.