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, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 10/25/2013
This activity is designed to encourage students to practice their critical reading and historical comprehension skills by reading about the primary source document entitled the “Development of Freedom Summer.” Key questions are posed after the reading to gauge students’ understanding of the text. This is designed as a pre-session activity for the National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer.
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.