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The Greensboro Sit-Ins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine an old 1960s diner. There's a long, L-shaped counter top and classic diner stools covered in vinyl dotting the counter space. Sounds like your typical diner, doesn't it? A piece of this diner now sits in The Smithsonian. Why?...
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Greensboro Sit-Ins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Greensboro sit-in was an important event of the Civil Rights Movement, but why? Secondary learners analyze a photo from the sit-in to explain what made the event historically significant. The assessment explains what qualifies as a...
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Part Two: Freedom on the Menu—The Greensboro Sit-Ins

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of, Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford, with an in-depth investigation into nonviolent protest using primary and secondary sources, narratives, and documentary excerpts. 
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A “Counter Revolution” in North Carolina

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Individuals read a passage about segregation, as a homework assignment, before coming to class the next day to learn about the Greensboro sit-ins—a landmark event during the civil rights movement. Packed with guiding questions, group...
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On This Day: Greensboro, North Carolina Sit-In

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
More than an iconic image, the picture of young people sitting at a lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., to protest segregation and Jim Crow laws also sparked a new phase of the civil rights movement. Video clips, including activists,...
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The Greensboro Sit-Ins: A Continuing Tradition of Nonviolent Protest

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students watch a video about nonviolent protests during the Civil Rights Movement. They discuss and write about the Greensboro sit-ins while deciding the effectiveness of this type of protest.
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African American Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An excellent resource defines the African-American Civil Rights Movement from the early 1900s through the legacy left in modern times. Every major date, event, and key player is described under clear overarching categories. The NAACP,...
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Breaking the Code: Actions and Songs of Protest

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Ezell Blair, Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil changed history. Their sit-in at the lunch counter of the Woolworths in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960 became a model for the nonviolent protests that...
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Moments in the Lives of Engaged Citizens Who Fought Jim Crow

For Teachers 8th Standards
Individuals can make a difference. That's the big idea in this lesson that investigates individuals who fought the Jim Crow laws. Class members research an activist, create a living museum display, and teach the class about the role...
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Nonviolent Direct Action at Southern Lunch Counters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of nonviolent direct action. In this Civil Rights Movement lesson plan, students examine primary sources and consider the actions of civil rights workers who participated in nonviolent direct action activities.
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Civil Rights Activity Book

For Students 4th - 6th
An activity booklet includes a timeline of the movement, a song, and various informational reading passages on leaders, events, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Washington DC. Reading response questions and word puzzles are sure to...
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Breaking the Code: Actions and Songs of Protest

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students listen to and discuss the purpose of protest music. They analyze an editorial cartoon related to Jim Crow and read questions from the literacy tests given to African-Americans. They work together to write a song about the...
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The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify and analyze the motivation behind the African-American students in organizing the sit-in if Greensboro and the formation of the SNCC. Students identify how the generational differences between members of SNCC and other...
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The 1960s in America

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant...
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African-American Civil Rights in the U.S.

For Students 9th - 12th
In this African American history worksheet, high schoolers respond to 39 identification questions that require them to define or list the significance behind 39 events and people associated with the American Civil Rights Movement.
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The Power of Youth: Exploring the Civil Rights Movement with “Freedom’s Children"

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A reading of Freedom's Children, Ellen Levine's collection of the stories of 30 african Americans who were children during the 1950s and 1960s and were active in the Civil Rights protests, sparks a discussion of the power young people...
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Civil Disobedience and the Atlanta Student Movement

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
What tactics are used in civil disobedience? Learners study the conditions in Alabama that led to the establishment of the Atlanta Student Movement, as well as consider the nature and effectiveness of civil disobedience.
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Separate is Not Equal: Brown vs. Board of Education

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Brown vs. Board of Education was a landmark case, but what other cases were influenced by its decision? By researching 1 of 14 civil rights legislative events, scholars follow this court case through recent events. Keeping in mind 6...
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Segregation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders view primary sources as the basis of a discussion on segregation.  In this segregation lesson, 4th graders read Freedom on the Menu to gather information on what segregation is.  Students understand segregation and...
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The Civil Rights Era (1865–1970)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about the American Civil Rights Movement. 
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You Can, Too!

For Teachers K - 4th
Students and their parents participate in a volunteer opportunity in their community in order to solve a problem. For this problem solving lesson plan, students reflect on historical problems and see how they can solve a current problem.
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The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), one of the "big 5" civil rights organizations (the other four were: the Urban League, NAACP, SCLC, and CORE). The SNCC is credited with having led the...
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A Letter Read 'Round the World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine primary document to examine the concept of free assembly, and analyze Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's letter to the clergy to explain the rationale for this tactic to advance civil rights.
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Integrated Art Lessons: Lesson Three

For Teachers 5th - 9th
An instant instructional activity or warm-up activity for any art or language arts classroom. Your class is asked to closely analyze two works of art as a starting point for discussion or writing. Specifically, this resource includes...

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