You can tell I was in a reading state of mind when I posted the blogging challenge for January!
As I am planning ahead to a heroes biography unit in the coming month, the book Freedom on the Menu came to mind. This book depicts the actions of a few brave college students in Greensboro, NC, who staged a sit-in at the lunch counter in Woolworth’s. Because we live in Guilford County, this piece of history connects directly to us.
Here’s a Readers’ Theater script to accompany the book, as well, that we might try.
This website about the Greensboro Sit-Ins is also great for a primary source connection.
This YouTube video shows an interview with one of the Greensboro Four, years after the sit-ins.
There are so many activities that can be done with this book, and I am looking forward to seeing how my students connect with the story. I know we will be able to learn so much!