Rosa Parks

If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks

I plan to have my students learn about Rosa Parks as well as Martin Luther King. After reading about her, my students will make a bus to write a few sentences about her life or the Montgomery bus boycott.

It will look like this when it is completed.  The idea was inspired from here.

First, I have the kids cut out this section.  While they are writing about Rosa Parks, I come along and help them fold it like above.  I find that it is easier if you do it for them. 
I hand drew a bus for them to cut out.  Be careful.  Some kids will cut over the tires instead of under. Make a few extras of these.  This becomes their cover. 

If your class is learning about Rosa Parks, what are some of the activities your students will make and do? I'd love to be inspired by your ideas!

Happy Teaching and Learning!


  1. I love this idea! There is no way though that I could draw a bus as well as you did :)

  2. How did you get the shape for the lined paper?

    1. The lined paper came from the teacher resource listed in the blog post.


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