📖After reading Phillip Hoose’s book, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, I needed a way to to teach Lulu about Claudette, the fifteen year old who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus in March of 1955, nine months before Rosa Parks also did so. Hoose’s book is a chapter book geared towards young adults and a more mature audience. Unable to find a picture book about Claudette, I created an engaging lesson to introduce Lulu to Claudette and to outline Claudette’s influence and involvement in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The lesson makes Claudette’s story relevant and relatable so that children around Lulu’s age (7) can easily understand why Claudette refused to give up her seat on that day in March. This resource is a history lesson that will get children thinking about segregation, discrimination, and justice. Most of us know about Rosa Parks, and schools often teach our children about her, (be it only during Black History Month), but in order to really understand Rosa Parks story I think you really need to know Claudette Colvin’s! 📖
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