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Day 5: "Remarks by the President at the Dedication of Statue Honoring Rosa Parks"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.6
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This speech was delivered by President Obama on February 27, 2013 at the dedication of the Rosa Parks statue, in the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C; approximately 100 years after her birth. The speech is in modern language but alludes to Biblical scripture. The author calls for modern American citizens to fight injustice, as Rosa Parks did. The text references Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, President Barack Obama, and the Montgomery bus boycott. The central idea is that Rosa Parks' individual acts sparked a national movement that changed the United States of America. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the text and the students notes sheet.
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