Freedom on the Menu Black History Month Book Activities

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Bring the story of ‘The Greensboro Four’ to your classroom with ‘Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins’ activities! πŸ“šβœŠ This set, paired with Carole Boston Weatherford’s book, includes sticky notes, reading printables, vocabulary activities, and more. πŸ€“πŸ’» Perfect for Black History Month, it encourages deep understanding and critical thinking. Dive into this inspiring journey and see the impact on your students!

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Looking for a powerful way to bring Black History Month to life in your classroom? 🌟 Why not explore the courageous story of “The Greensboro Four” with our “Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins Black History Book Activities”? πŸ“šβœŠ

This engaging set pairs perfectly with Carole Boston Weatherford’s read-aloud book, “Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins,” providing a vivid look into the pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement. (Note: The actual book is not included.)

Here’s what’s inside this Black History Month Activities Set:

  • πŸ“ Printable Sticky Notes: Enhance your read-aloud sessions.
  • πŸ–¨οΈ Easy Printing Instructions: For sticky notes.
  • πŸ€“ Standards-Aligned Reading Comprehension Printables: Deepen understanding.
  • πŸ“± QR Code Vocabulary Activity Chart: Interactive learning.
  • πŸ“Š Graphic Organizers and Writing Activities: Foster critical thinking.
  • 🏠 Parent Letter: Extend learning beyond the classroom.
  • 🍎 Substitute Teaching Letter: Easy-to-follow, no-prep sub work.
  • πŸ’» Google Slides Version: Accessible with a direct link in the PDF.

Our Read Aloud with Rigorℒ️ Series ensures comprehensive coverage:

  • πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Inferencing
  • πŸ“– Citing Text Evidence
  • πŸ“š Defining Vocabulary in Context
  • 🧠 Using Schema for Stronger Reading Comprehension
  • 🌍 Building Background Knowledge
  • 🧐 Character Analysis…AND MORE!

Dive into this captivating set and bring the inspiring story of The Greensboro Sit-Ins to your students this Black History Month! πŸŒπŸ“–


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βœ… What is the main idea of the book Freedom on the Menu The Greensboro Sit-Ins?

The main idea of the book “Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins” is to explore the historical significance of the Greensboro sit-ins in the civil rights movement.

It focuses on the nonviolent protests led by African American college students at a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960. Their experience highlights the bravery and determination of young activists and their role in sparking a wave of sit-ins across the South, ultimately leading to the desegregation of public facilities. The book also delves into the broader themes of social justice, equality, and the power of peaceful protest in effecting change.



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  • My students LOVED this book. I printed the question prompts on sticky notes- genius way to make this product! The conversation in the room was so thoughtful. I used the follow up questions for students to individually show their thinking/learning. Great resource. Thank you!
    -Lindsey P.
  • I used this with my fourth grade students and we completely enjoyed the text and the resources you’ve created with it. Thank you for this great resource.


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