On February 1, 1960, four African American college students--Ezell A. Blair, Jr.
From Segregation to Sit-ins: The Greensboro Woolworth Lunch Counter
Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities
Date Posted: 11/11/2009
This teacher's resource challenges students to think about the Greensboro Woolworth's lunch counter and it's importance to the Civil Rights movement. It includes a preliminary activity intended to introduce students to doing history with objects and 3 lesson plans focused on segregation and the Civil Rights movement. Also included are annotated links to other online resources that are related to the themes highlighted in the activities.
This activity is included in The Object of History, a cooperative project between the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and George Mason University's Center for History and New Media.
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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 2: Historical Comprehension
Historical Thinking Standard 3: Historical Analysis and Interpretation
Historical Thinking Standard 4: Historical Research Capabilities
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.