Who was Rosa Parks?

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An understanding of segregation laws in the USA.
A description of the story of Rosa Parks.
An evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of boycotts as a strategy for social change.
Alex Richardson Host: Alex is a History teacher at Warlingham School, with an MRes in History from Goldsmiths University. His specialist areas are the German Revolution of 1918, the Cold War, and the history of the early Soviet Union.

Rosa Parks was an American Activist in the Civil Rights movement best known for her resistance for bus segregation. In this class, students will examine the life of Rosa Parks, her role in the struggle for Civil Rights, and the general use of boycotts as a strategy in the anti-racist struggle. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 -9 but is a great class for students wanting to learn more about the Civil Rights movement!

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students in Years 7-9 or S1-S3.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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