Saturday, February 18, 2012

History In Pictures - Zinn Education Project




Freedom on the Menu is a picture book that I use as a lead-in to the Civil Rights Movement.   This book is about the Greensboro Sit-Ins.


I glanced at this picture from the Zinn Education project and immediately thought, “Oh I recognize this.”  I thought it was a picture of the sit-in at the Greensboro “Whites Only” lunch counter.  When I connected to the link http://www.crmvet.org/info/rockhill.htm  I learned that this picture wasn’t taken at Greensboro.  This picture was actually taken Feb 6, 1961, and is part of the Rochill sit-ins.  I also learned that one of the first lunch counter sit-ins took place June 23, 1957 in Durham, NC.





The Zinn Education Project has a number of photos and short captions that catch history in pictures.  What a great portal to going deeper into our history.
History in Pictures is part of the Zinn Education Project http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150506172329677.376909.121352639676&type=3


Related Resources

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/survey/view_collection.php?coll_id=1216  (Interview “Dub” Massey - Library of Congress Collection)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150535353454677&set=a.10150506172329677.376909.121352639676&type=3&theater

Lesson Plan by Carole Boston Weatherford for her book Freedom on the Menu http://www.caroleweatherford.com/freedom_lesson_plan.htm

Greensboro Unit Plan http://www.homeschoolshare.com/freedom_on_the_menu.php

Activity PDF to share with parents as they read the book “Freedom on the Menu” with K-4 students http://americanhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/freedom/LunchCounter_Reading.pdf

Readers Theater Script http://www.claycarmichael.com/documents/SitInReadersTheater.pdf

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the resources, Ruth. The picture book looks good! Also, thanks for your very personal post yesterday. I applaud you for finding out so much.

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  2. Thank you. There is still so much to do.

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