The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
On February 1, 1960, four African American college students challenged racial segregation by sitting down at a “whites only” counter lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. Politely asking for service, their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their sit-in inspired others to engage in nonviolent protests, which drew attention to the inequalities in civil rights at the time. This suite of resources provides strategies to explore this history, the Civil Rights Movement and the power of nonviolent protest.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
“What is Free Speech and why does it matter?” is a three mystery (lesson) inquiry unit on the importance of free speech that explores why it is important, what limits exist on speech and what speech limits and right exist for students in public schools.