Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist who fought for equal rights for all people. Parks lived during a time when blacks and people of other races were treated unfairly. Segregation is the separation of people by race, religion, or other reason. In the 1950s, there were segregated theaters, restaurants, bathrooms, and buses. Blacks and people of other races did not go to the same schools as whites. In this movie, you’ll find out how Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. You'll learn how this act started the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Watch the movie to find out how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and thousands of others protested and demanded equal rights and fair treatment under the law.

Civil Rights Movement Lesson Plan: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to gain a deeper understanding of the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. Students create a profile of someone who inspires them and share the profile in creative ways with their peers and the community. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Rosa Parks Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about Rosa Parks The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Rosa Parks. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Rosa Parks Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about Rosa Parks. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Rosa Parks topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »