Headlines of History

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration: 40 Minutes
Date Posted: 8/20/2009

In this activity, students will examine an historical newspaper, a piece of historical fiction, and their social studies textbooks for accounts of the civil rights movement, and then define 'equality' and 'discrimination'. They will then use these definitions to look for instances of equality and discrimination in modern society. Part of an OurStory module entitled Students Sit for Civil Rights, this activity will help students develop their research and analysis skills. 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.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

World History Standards (Grades 5-12)