The March on Washington, August 28, 1963, was the largest civil rights demonstration the nation h
To March or Not to March
Grade Range: 3-5
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Duration: 25 minutes
Date Posted: 1/5/2010
In this activity, children pretend to be an American during 1963 and decide whether or not to join the March on Washington. Children base their choice on information gathered through guided observation of a handbill from the march. Included in an OurStory module from Smithsonian's National Museum of American History entitled Martin's Big Words, this activity is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.