A few years ago I had the AMAZING opportunity to see AND sit on the famous Rosa Parks bus (located at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit) which inspired this series of “All About Rosa Parks” worksheets and activities for kids! Talk about a surreal learning moment!
If you ever get the opportunity to visit the Henry Ford Museum don’t even think twice – just go! It’s one of my favorite museums that I’ve been to!
This free Rosa Parks printable set makes a great supplemental activity for any lessons you’re teaching and exploring!
Included in our free Rosa Parks worksheets are:
- Rosa Parks Facts Sheet
- Quotes by Rosa Parks
- Fill-in-the-blank questions
- Answer Key
- Rosa Parks Word Search Game
- Rosa Parks Word Scramble Game
TIP – Another really great movie to watch is Hidden Figures – the true story of Katherin Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA and were the brains behind America’s turn around in the Space Race.
Quick Facts About Rosa Parks:
- Rosa Parks met and married her husband when she was 19 years old. They had no children.
- Rosa Parks wasn’t arrested just for sitting in a “whites only” section of the bus, but she was arrested for not moving seats when a white man wanted the seat she was in.
- Rosa Parks was 42 years old on the day she ultimately became famous for.
- She was actually one of four people who were asked to move seats on the bus that day.
- Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist before her arrest during this famous incident.
- The Montgomery Bus Boycott was started in protest of Parks’ arrest and lasted for 381 days!
- After the arrest, Rosa and her husband both lost their jobs and moved to Detroit.
- After her death, President Bill Clinton awarded Rosa Parks the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also later awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
- Rosa Parks was the first black woman to be honored with a statue in the U.S. Capitol.