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History Explorer Podcast: Zoharah Simmons
Grade Range: 6-12
Duration: 25 minutes
Date Posted: 12/12/2013
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast, students can hear from civil rights activist Zoharah Simmons about her experiences in the 1964 Freedom Summer project. This interview is from a program presented at the Museum in 2000 called Fighting for My Rights. The resource includes a student worksheet and teacher guide.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
Historical Thinking Standard 3: Historical Analysis and Interpretation
3B: Consider multiple perspectives.
3C: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships.
3D: Draw comparisons across eras and regions in order to define enduring issues.
3E: Distinguish between unsupported expressions of opinion and informed hypotheses grounded in historical evidence.
3F: Compare competing historical narratives.
3G: Challenge arguments of historical inevitability.
3H: Hold interpretations of history as tentative.
3I: Evaluate major debates among historians.
3J: Hypothesize the influence of the past.