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July 2012

The following lesson plans and personal reflections or projects were produced by participants in the NEH Landmarks workshop in July 2012 entitled “The Most Southern Place on Earth.”

Settlement Time Role Playing Activity by Steve Sayer

Apples and Oranges by Mary Dohrman

Using book club and art project to demonstrate the Civil Rights and the Blues by Chuck Steinbower

Gone With the WindGhosts of Mississippi and Mississippi Burning by Rich Woolery

Comparing the Floods of 1927 and 1993 by Christine Marshall

Langston Hughes by Larnette Snow

Mississippi Delta Blues by Brian Seith

Civil Rights After WWII by Jennifer Harden

“The Most Southern Place” by Mike Albert

Poor States, but a Wealth of Creativity by David Doubleday

Tents to Trailers by Patrick O’Neal

What Did Civil Rights Workers Do? by Jesse Jakubiak

Emmett Till, Michael Donald and Trayvon Martin: Civil Rights and Racial Profiling by Erin Bakkom

Civil Rights Images by Mavis McLean

The Root of the Song:  The Foundation of the Blues in Contemporary Music by Gina Jackson

Dreaming and Place by Tom Buescher

Disenfranchisement of Mississippi African Americans and How Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer Confronted It and Brought Change to the System by Chris Barry

African-American History in the 20th Century and the fight for Civil Rights in the American South, 1954-1965 by Rich Mertes

Political Blues by Clint Wagner

Mississippi Flood Committee by Chris Pears

Building Blocks to the Blues by Erica Skibbie

Great Migration: Primary Source Analysis by Shaunna Reinisch

Becoming the Delta–A Creative, Research Based Assignment by Stuart Lipkowitz

Young Goodman Brown at the Crossroads by William Storz

Using song to teach the Civil Rights Movement by Brian Croone

Committee on the Reconstruction of the Mississippi Delta by Tim Lewis

The Most Southern Place by Scott Wofford

Mississippi Delta/Chicago Connections by Brad Brickner

At the “Crossroads” of Culture and Place: The Mississippi Delta, the Great Migration, and the Blues by Ryan Norton

Emmett Till Lesson Plan by Emily Squires

World Literature Teacher: Impact Academy of Arts and Technology, Most Southern Place on Earth, by Tess Lantos.  Abstract and sample questions

To Kill a Mockingbird by Bob Loshbaugh

A Delta Portfolio by Mary McCullagh

Let it Never Happen Again: Using the Flood of 1927 to Teach Public Policy By Graham Long

Paint Chip Poetry by Michelle Davis

Reflections by Kim McPail

Reflections by Wendi Stetson

Mojo for Political Action by Thea Storz, with two photos of a quilt square front and back

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