In this Black History Month lesson plan, students will explore the similarities between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. This a discussion-based lesson that culminates with the creation of a peace wreath.
Students will be able to participate in a discussion and describe the similarities between well-known civil rights heroes.
Tell students to share examples of problems they have faced with friends at school.
Ask students to share examples of how they solved these problems.
Explain to students that over 50 years ago in the United States, people who had dark skin, such as African-Americans, faced unfair treatment, such as having to go to different schools than white people and use different bathrooms.
Many people saw this as a big problem that needed a solution.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks were two people who felt that this treatment was unfair, and they used non-violent and peaceful methods to work towards a solution to this problem.