Most Southern Place Lesson Plans.
note that many of these are in pdf format, so you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read them. Last updated on 10-20-09.

June Workshop:
The Emmett Till Case as the Catalyst to the Civil Rights Movement by Fred Aldrich, Janna Barger, Mary Brady, Ira Kirkpatrick with appendix.

Introduction to The Blues by Mickey McGuire

Historic Human Rights Violations—Research Paper by Lucinda Kayse-Barrett, Carol King, Sue Lampros, and Maury Neville with appendix.

African American Migration Experience by Susan Lampros

Research Paper Project—Civil Rights by Lucinda Kayes-Barrett

Movement as a Sense of Place – A Trip Down the Mississippi by Greg Cielec, Ellen Tate, Natalie Lartigue, Diane Kent with a separate plan about Flood Control by Ellen Tate, including appendix 1 and appendix 2.

Diffusion/Osmosis using Koolickles by Natalie Lartigue

Equal Protection of the Laws by Julie Hayden, Elaine Pozin, Kim Duhs, Peggy Blanchard with appendix 1 and appendix 2.    

The Flood by Lisa Lacefield, Mike Recker, Kathleen Harsy, and Jeff Moore

Immigrants in the Mississippi Delta by Mary Brady, Jana Barger, Ira Kirkpatrick, Fred Aldrich

The Emmett Till Case by Fred Aldrich, Janna Barger, Mary Brady, Ira Kirkpatrick

Work Songs in American Sharecropper Mississippi by Susan Collopy, Linda Q. Green, Stephanie Jones, Chris Carr

The Great Migration by Cheryl Parisi, Beatrice Quatroke and Samantha Cooper

The Great Migration plan #2 by Samantha Cooper, Cheryl Parisi, Beatrice Quatroke

20th Century Natural Disasters in the US by Maury Neville, Sue Lampros, Carol King, and Lucinda Kayse-Barrett

Civil Rights Movement:  Ordinary People Can Change the World by Jane Shipman, Marc Murdock, Mike Sifter

Place as Text by Mike Murdock

Racism by Jane Shipman, Marc Murdock, Mike Sifter

The 1927 Flood by Christopher Lee, Steve Labenz, Howie Perlow, Garrett Brown

Conflicts in the Delta by Dr. Michelle B. Ivy

Music as Anthropomorphism of Life by John Monahan

Broad-Based Interdisciplinary Unit Curriculum Map by Chris Carr

July Workshop:
Blues Poetry by Kathleen Baker

Hip Hop Blues by Ian Jones

Games by Lloyd Winston, with photo sources and photos
Houses by Lloyd Winston, with photo sources and photos

Eating Your Way Through the Mississippi Delta History: Food as a Reflection of Settlement Patterns and Assimilation by Marguerite Ames

The Mississippi Sovereignty Commission and the Civil Rights Movement by Eric Shager, with appendix 1 and appendix 2

Troubled Times by Gracene Sirianno, Kathy Peterson, Stella Mosses

Comparing life in Pendleton OR with the Mississippi Delta by Mary Thouvenel

Emmett Till and To Kill a Mockingbird by Gracene Sirianno, Kathy Peterson, Stella Mosses

Fannie Lou Hamer and the Democratic Convention of 1964  by Tom Halbedl and Theresa LaSalle

Travel Brochures and Maps by David Steinberg

A Pilgrimage to the Land of the Self through Poetry by Aimee Hendrix

Sense of Place:  References to the rural South in Chicago blues by Dale Dassonville and Allan Cummings

A Raisin in the Sun in the context of the Great Migration by Dale Dassonville and Allan Cummings

The Till Case as a Writing Prompt by Linda Huber

Sense of Place, Purpose and Making Peace with Past from Here to There: Using Literary Constructs as Devices for Interpretation of The Great Migration by Deborah Stence

African American religious experience in the Delta region by Jesse Freedman

New Orleans & the Mississippi Delta:   A Tale of Two Regions by Janice Dabney

Mississippi John Hurt: "Payday" by David Haiman

Emmett Till by Gregory Stout

Civil Rights in Advanced Placement US Government and Politics by Michelle Sammartino

Reconstruction and Post Civil War by Robert Wise

The Crossroads in the Blues by Madlyn Moskowitz and Linda Yaron

Lyrics and Life Highway 61 by Michelle Pearson and Vicki Murphy with additional resources

Elements of the Blues – Arts, Humanities and Language Arts Lesson Plans by Lauren Gallicchio and Daniella Bonanno

The Mississippi Delta and Civil Rights by Dan Brown

Oral History and Family Trees by Kristin Steffy

Blues Journey by Andrea Justice

Blues Powerpoint and lesson plans (day 1) and more lesson plans (day 2) by Elise Chance-Mussen, Charles Donnelly and Leslie Libaw

West African Folk Tales and Bluesmen as the Griots of The Delta by Damon Brooks, with appendix 1, appendix 2, appendix 3 and PowerPoint

Sense of Place, Purpose and Making Peace with Past from Here to There: Using Literary Constructs as Devices for Interpretation of The Great Migration by Deb Stence

The Nile and the Mississippi by Arlene Naganawa

Now, What Was That Dream, Exactly? by David Rider