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February Break Packet


This will count as 1 reading response

Assignment #1
Directions:
1. Read and Annotate the ENTIRE Comic Book, Martin Luther
King and The Montgomery Story.
2. Answer the questions that follow on LOOSE LEAF PAPER
Questions:
1.

Choose five key details to complete the timeline of the events that lead up to Dr.
Martin Luther King Junior becoming a civil rights leader.

Page 1, Box 4
Martin finished
high school at
15 and entered
more house
college in
Atlanta

Page 1, Box 5

2.

Use textual evidence from the comic book to support your answer to this question:
Why did Rosa Parks give up her seat on the bus? (RACE)

3.

What effect did Rosa Parks action have on the Civil Rights Movement? Use textual
evidence from the comic book to support your answer. (RACE)

4.

What does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. mean when he says, Better to walk with dignity
than ride in humiliation Use an example to support your answer

5.

What is the main idea of the comic book? Choose 5 quotes and explain why they
support the main idea.

6.

What was the overall message of the Montgomery Bus Boycott? (How did people act in
order to resist injustice) Use evidence to support your answer.

7.

Compare and contrast how the Montgomery Method was used during the
Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Campaign for Freedom in India using a Venn
diagram.

8. What text structure does the author use to get across the message?
A. States a claim about the method and then supports it with data
B. States message about method and lists small paragraphs about how it works.
C. States a message about a claim using pictures
D. States an anecdote to draw a reader into the scene

Why did you choose your answer?

9. Which piece of textual evidence BEST supports the image of the man looking into the
mirror?
A. God loves your enemy too
B. You have to see him as a human being like your self
C. You have to understand him and sympathize with him
D. He is your brother even when he hurts you
Why did you choose your answer?

10. Which piece of textual evidence DOES NOT support helping your enemy to see you as a
human being?
A.

He has to see you as a person who wans the same kind of thing he wants: love, a
family, a job, the respect of his neighbors
B. If you act like a brother
C. Giving up
D. You must not strike back
Why did you choose your answer?

11. What is the meaning of the following quote? Translate it by putting it into your own words:
He is a human being and so he can treat you badly because, somehow, he is afraid of you, or
of what you might do to him. If you try to stop him by using violence and by getting even, he
will be sure he is right in being afraid of you.
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Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
12. Which is the BEST evidence that supports this claim:
If you show him live, though, you start to take away the reason for his fear and you make it
harder for him to go on hating you.
A. Decide what special thing youre going to work on.
B. Know the facts about the situation
C. Explain how you feel and why you feel as you do
D. Practice situations as we did in Montgomery. Make sure you can face any opposition
without hitting back, or running away, or hating.
Why did you choose your answer?

13. Do you think the Montgomery method works? Why or why not?
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Assignment #2:
Directions:Read the excerpt from, Rosa Parks Was Not the Beginning,
by J.
Douglas Allen-Taylor and answer the questions below
The civil rights icon resisted her own deification and tried to tell the
truth about what really happened in the months leading up to 1955's
Montgomery bus boycott.
At the time of Ms. Parks' historic act in the mid-1950s, there were a
number of African-American organizations in Montgomery--some of
them based in the black church, some of them with ties to the union
movement, some of them based in the black business or educational
establishments--that had long been working to end racial segregation
in public accommodations in that city. Rosa Parks herself was secretary
of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People, which had membership from all of those factions.
As the story is told by those who were there at the time, in refusing to
give up her seat, Ms. Parks actually repeated an action that had been
taken several weeks before by another young black woman.
Black Montgomery leaders briefly considered making that earlier action
a test case, but decided against it when they learned that the young
woman had a child out of wedlock. Afraid that Montgomery's white
segregationist establishment would pound on that single fact--"n******
dropping babies without fathers"--to turn local and national attention
away from the issue of segregation, the black leaders searched around
for someone who could not be attacked on such "moral" grounds.
Rosa Parks was chosen, and the refuse-to-give-up-her-seat-on-the-bus
incident was restaged so that she could be arrested, and the black bus
boycott instituted as a "spontaneous" response of outrage.
1. Why was Rosa Parks specifically chosen to give up her seat?
Answer in one paragraph using the R.I.F.T format.
2. Why was this action important for the Civil Rights movement?
Use details to support your response

Assignment #3
Directions: Visit the following website:
http://www.montgomeryboycott.com/biographies/
Choose read one of the biographies about someone that you have
never heard of and write a one-page report about the persons role in
the Montgomery Bus Boycott and their role in the Civil Rights
Movement.