Grade Range: 9-12Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media, Primary SourceDate Posted: 11/11/2009
This teacher's resource challenges students to think about the Greensboro Woolworth's lunch counter and it's importance to the Civil Rights movement. It includes a preliminary activity intended to introduce students to doing history with objects and 3 lesson plans focused on segregation and the Civil Rights movement. Also included are annotated links to other online resources that are related to the themes highlighted in the activities.
This activity is included in The Object of History, a cooperative project between the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and George Mason University's Center for History and New Media.
Discussions, Multiple activities, Multimedia instruction, Museum education, Thematic approach, Large Group instruction, Small group instruction
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