The City’s Community Relations Commission established the Rosa Parks Sculpture Committee in January 2008.The Rosa Parks Sculpture Committee and the Community Relations Commission commissioned sculptor Ed Dwight of Denver, CO to design a new public art piece of Rosa Parks for installation around the perimeter of Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids, Michigan by September 30, 2010.
Provide practice with identifying independent clauses, adverbial clauses, adjective clauses, and noun clauses for your middle school or high school ELA students. As students read an informational summary of the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott with Rosa Parks and MLK, they identify the clauses underlined in each sentence. Then, they can assess their own work by completing a color-by-number activity using the results of the clauses practice worksheet. -- from Mixed-Up Files ($)
I like to launch my narrative nonfiction unit every year by drawing on students' background knowledge of "hybrids". Discussing hybrids like "ligers", mules, and hybrid cars helps them understand narrative nonfiction in a new way. Many students have heard the story of Rosa Parks throughout the years, but Nikki Giovanni's "Rosa" is uniquely beautiful.