Welcome to Rosa Parks Class!
“I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.”
Thinking about this quote helped our class to work together and create a learning environment that will support and treat each other equally and with respect to make our classroom a great place to learn.
We are a very caring class and we always look after each other. We all have a great sense of humour to make our learning fun . We can’t wait to explore new themes this year – especially ‘Dragons-Fact or Fiction?’, ‘Amazing Amazon’ and ‘Sounding Off’.
Rosa Parks (1913–2005)
By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States. The boycott lasted more than a year and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional. Over the next half-century, Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation.
In 1999, Parks was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honour the United States bestows on a civilian. (Other recipients have included George Washington, Thomas Edison, Betty Ford and Mother Teresa.) When she died at age 92 on October 24, 2005, she became the first woman in the nation’s history to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.