The first is a lesson you can download here about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This fun, hands-on project has students creating their own bus after reading the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Included is a short, one-page story about Rosa Parks and how the famous bus boycott began. Students then use the includes templates to cut out and color buses based off pictures of the actual bus Rosa Parks was arrested on. On top of the bus, students then write an adjective that describes Rosa Parks based on the story and present it to the class.
Other lesson ideas are includes as well, including: a taking notes, a role-play, watching a linked video, and writing a passage on what they would do. Two bus template cut outs are included: one colored already and one your students can color. This is a fantastic, fun activity to help your students get to know a civil rights hero!
The second project is about Abraham Lincoln and can be downloaded by clicking here. This similar "craftivity" has your students read a short, one page story about President Abraham Lincoln and his two most famous works: the Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address.
Students then create a 3D figure of Lincoln holding both documents with an included cut & fold template. They must summarize the importance of both documents onto the cut-out based on what they read. The completed figure makes for a wonderful classroom decoration and displays their learning through the two summaries.
There are two templates to choose from: one in color already and one your students can color. This is a wonderful activity for your visual and kinesthetic learners and great way to reinforce the significance of Lincoln's famous words!
Both of these lessons can be found in our store - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Students-Of-History.
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