1960's Segregation Age 10 + DOWNLOADABLE


1960's Segregation

We recommend that students know the story of Rosa Parks in advance of doing this lesson which will really place them in her shoes.

This is a powerful lesson aimed at Upper primary and Secondary students and it is excellent for further development in terms of discussion and reflection.

*This lesson can be done in a classroom setting with a bit of organisation of chairs but you can improvise around this lesson plan structure quite easily to adapt it.


Curriculum For Excellence


I can create, develop and sustain a realistic or stylised character through the use of voice, movement and language.

EXA 3-12a 

I can demonstrate sensitivity, precision and depth in the portrayal of a character, conveying relationships and situations in a variety of settings and to different audiences.

EXA 4-12a

By studying groups in past societies who experienced inequality, I can explain the reasons for the inequality and evaluate how groups or individuals addressed it.

SOC 4-04a

I can describe the main features of conflicting world belief systems in the past and can present informed views on the consequences of such conflict for societies then and since.

SOC 4-04b

I can make reasoned judgements about how the exercise of power affects the rights and responsibilities of citizens by comparing a more democratic and a less democratic society.

SOC 4-04c

I can describe the factors contributing to a major social, political or economic change in the past and can assess the impact on people’s lives.

SOC 3-05a

I can discuss the motives of those involved in a significant turning point in the past and assess the consequences it had then and since.

SOC 3-06a

Through researching, I can identify possible causes of a past conflict and report on the impact it has had on the lives of people at that time.

SOC 3-06b

Having explored and analysed the features of spoken language, I can use these, adopting an appropriate register to suit my purpose and audience.

ENG 3-03a

As I explore the rights to which I and others are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them. I show respect for the rights of others.

HWB 0-09a / HWB 1-09a / HWB 2-09a / HWB 3-09a / HWB 4-09a



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