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June 2010

The following lesson plans and personal reflections or projects were produced by participants in the June 2010 NEH Landmarks workshop entitled “The Most Southern Place on Earth.”

Delta Civil Rights Web Quest by Derek Frieling

Dialogue and Rules for Quotations: The Emmett Till Case by Angela Hartwig, with a PowerPoint show

Student Research Paper Topics by Tracey Kassin

A Sociological Analysis of the Emmett Till Case, Modern U.S. History or Sociology by Tracey Kassin

Writing a Narrative of the Emmett Till Case Lesson Plan by Tracey Kassin

When Will We Be Paid? : Debating the Merits of Restorative Justice in the Mississippi Delta by Kim Bliss with six appendices: 123456

King Cotton and Early Media Images: Whose Story is Being Told? by Kathleen M. Meyer with a PowerPoint show

The Emmett Till Case in English and History by Vanessa Johnson

Identity and the great Migration, the Blues and Civil Rights by Christiana Succar

From Yoknapatawpha to Coshocton and Back: Articulating a Sense of Place by Tracy Allen

Introduction to Southern Preaching As Seen In Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood by William Southerland

Reading in a Flood/LIBRARY ACTIVITY by Edith A. Campbell

Mapping Migration: The Mississippi Delta & Me by: Heather Kiser and Caren Izzo

The Delta, the Blues, and the great Migration by Fabrizio Campagnola with an appendix

How did Blues music reflect society/events in our country’s history? by Katie McKean

The Murder of Emmett Till and how it affected the Civil Rights Movement by Antwayn Patrick

Reactions To Historic Natural Disasters Through Music by Mark Dillon and Kyle Kipp

Blues Music and Langston Hughes’ Use of the Blues Form in His Poetry by Gini Peterson

Extralegal (In)justice: Lynching in the North and South by Joann Ross

 Emmett Till by Craig Frank

The ‘Refugee’ Blues by Zsuzsa Nemeth

The Great Migration:  From the Delta to Chicago by Lauren Schuch

Freedom of Speech by Sandy O’Neil

Historic Buildings and Spaces in the Mississippi Delta:  Analyzing Photographs By Charles M. Yarborough

Racism by Cynthia Clark

The Emmett Till Case, Primary Source Research by Mark Rochester

Blues Interactive History Timeline by Bonnie Belshe and Walter Fox

Delta Blues and Jazz Blues: A Comparison by Kenny Polson

Rappin’ the Blues: The Roots of Hip Hop in Rhythm & Rhyme by James Samsel

Resources of interest to everyone by all participants

A Sense of Place by Gary Horton with Global Citizen Tic Tac Toe

Freedmen- Are they really equal? by Ilana Ascher

Female Heroes of the American Civil Rights Movement: Fannie Lou Hamer by Brett Barnes

Murder of Emmett Till by William Ebert

Segregation/ Great Migration by Dwainalyn Cleveland

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Rob Matlock, with questionsphoto analysis worksheet, and lesson plans.

Raisin in the Sun by Jeanne Lebow

The Delta and the Great Migration by Carol Ambroziak, with web resources and lesson plan

Without Sanctuary by Stacey Gibson

The Civil Rights ‘A Dream Deferred?’  An Internet WebQuest on Civil Rights by Kaycee Taylor

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