Martin Luther King Jr – Before The Boycott – Riding the Bus

The National Civil Rights Museum provides a unique e-learning activity called, “Before The Boycott – Riding the Bus.”  The interactive program allows students or the teacher to make choices about where they would need to sit on the bus and provides questions for a class discussion.

This site could be used with your Martin Luther King Day activities or part of a discussion on Civil Rights.

Why was the was the bus sectioned?  What was the law?  Could you be arrested for sitting in the wrong seat?  Could the bus driver refuse to stop for you just because of your skin color?  All of these questions are discussed in the interactive unit.

There are 39 interactive screens to the unit.  You might want to skip some of them, by clicking next to shorten the unit.