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Civil Rights Movement
Segregation
 

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These stories really happened .. 


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Mr. Donn's Lesson Plan: 

 

Part One: Use the first two stories, Back of the Bus and Welcome Home written by Lin's mom, Dorothy Jones Scalzo - one written for a class assignment when she was a little girl during the Great Depression, and one written as a young college student at the close of World War II - to show your students that many people did not like or even understood the purpose of segregation but still obeyed the law. Have your class discuss laws that are unjust or unfair (maybe talk about curfews or riding bikes and roller blades at school.)

Part Two: Then bring in Lin's write-up on Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott to show how people can act to get unfair laws changed.


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