Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted: 8/20/2009
Community service is an important part of being a good citizen. In this activity, students will discuss an episode from Freedom on the Menu, a work of children's literature about an important event during the Civil Rights Movement; identify a problem in their local community and then volunteer to help with a service project. Part of an OurStory module entitled Students Sit for Civil Rights, this activity will help students use problem-solving skills to take action to fill a need in their communities or take steps to solve a community problem. OurStory is a program 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.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)
Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)
Standards in History (Grades K-4)