Grade Range: K-4Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference MaterialsDate Posted: 4/2/2009
Students Sit for Civil Rights is an OurStory module that includes activities based on reading Freedom on the Menu, a work of children's literature about the Greensboro sit-ins that played an important role during the civil rights movement. OurStory is a series of modules designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities. Ideal for afterschool use, OurStory resources allow students to think critically, to be creative, and to achieve academic standards both in and out of the classroom.
Multiple activities, Museum education, Self-paced learning modules, Thematic approach
Lessons & Activities
Interactives & Media
On February 1, 1960, four African American college students--Ezell A. Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Kha...
reading, civil rights, protest, sit-in, North Carolina, lunch counter, racism, citizenship, Separate but equal, legal, Freedom on the Menu, Greensboro, first amendment, equality, democracy, history, civil rights movement, desegregation, Segregation, boycott, law
Connie, a fictional young girl, witnesses the student sit-ins at the lunchcounter in Greensboror,...
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