Join the Student Sit-Ins Teacher Guide for the Classroom Videos

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 40 minutes
Date Posted: 1/25/2010

Watch and discuss a 22-minute video of a Museum theater presentation. During the presentation, a fictional composite character from 1960 is conducting a training session for people interested in joining a student sit-in to protest racial segregation. The student speaks about the recent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, and coaches members of the audience in the philosophy and tactics of non-violent direct action.

This teacher guide also includes instructions for an in-classroom simulation, suggested extension activities, and lyrics for a sing-along performance of a freedom song.