Part Two: Freedom on the Menu—The Greensboro Sit-Ins

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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Facilitate a grand conversation to discuss the story as well as primary and secondary resources 
  • Conduct the lesson during the month of February, Black History Month 
  • Create a packet that contains the lesson's printable sources for pupils to examine closely and a notes page where they can jot down information, thoughts, and feelings 
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is the second in a series of five created to shed light on nonviolent demonstrations presented through children's literature
  • Some links take you to online stores 
Pros
  • The story follows a young girl's experience—her age makes her relatable and the story more engaging  
  • The message encourages nonviolence and standing up for what is right 
Cons
  • None