The March on Washington, August 28, 1963, was the largest civil rights demonstration the nation h
Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 10/25/2013
These three activities are designed as follow-up materials for the National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer, but can be modified for any content.
- This activity is designed to allow students to either reflect on a Freedom Summer newsletter and create a graphic comic strip based on ideas/content contained in the newsletter or depict how the National Youth Summit helped to shape/inform their understanding of self, society, civil rights, freedom, etc.
- Students will have an opportunity to briefly familiarize themselves with artist/activist Candy Chang’s work, which has been seen worldwide. Afterward, they (like Chang) will have an opportunity to create a social justice “word wall” and make images of their work available to the public.
- Students will have an opportunity to examine advertising strategies and historical voter registration propaganda. Afterward, they will have an opportunity to create their own voter registration slogans and/or advertisements in an attempt to encourage their increased participation in school, community, local, and/or national elections.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
4B: Obtain historical data from a variety of sources.
4C: Interrogate historical data.
4D: Identify the gaps in the available records, marshal contextual knowledge and perspectives of the time and place.
4E: Employ quantitative analysis.
4F: Support interpretations with historical evidence.