Abstract (What enduring understandings/essential questions will this lesson cover?):
In this lesson students will listen to The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson and learn about the role of children in the Civil Rights Movement and specifically the Children’s March. They will discuss what it means to disobey an unjust law. Finally, students will create their own protest sign based on examples of historic and modern signs.
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
National Core Arts Standard 1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Social Justice/Anti-Bias Standard (taken from Teaching Tolerance):
I know about the actions of people and groups who have worked throughout history to bring more justice and fairness to the world.
I will work with my friends and family to make our school and community fair for everyone, and we will work hard and cooperate in order to achieve our goals.
The Youngest Marcher, images of protest signs or protests, materials for making signs such as poster board or construction paper, markers, crayons, colored pencils
Vocabulary: segregation, intoned, morally, disobey, clutching, surging
Learning Target: I can create a protest sign using information from The Youngest Marcher and other primary sources
Who are leaders of the Civil Rights movement that you know? Do you think any kids participated in the civil rights protests? Why or why not?
As a matter of fact, kids did protest! Today we’ll learn the story of the youngest protester to be arrested, Audrey Faye Hendricks. She participated in a famous protest called the Children’s March.
Read Aloud The Youngest Marcher. As you read, you might ask:
After reading, you might ask:
After reading, take the kids through a See-Think-Wonder routine using the illustration on p. 13. You may also choose to share images from other protests from history and present (Ferguson, Muslim Ban, Women’s March…)
Students will create their own protest sign based on models
Anticipated misconceptions or questions (If kids say…):
Ideas for Modifications/Differentiation