Most Southern Place Lesson Plans.
note that these are in pdf format, so you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to read them. Last updated on 1-28-11.

June Workshop:

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: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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 questions, photo 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 TaylorSamsung Galaxy Note 3 Cases UK

July Workshop

Emmett Till by Michelle Miles

Civil Rights Movement by Nancy Mazgajewski and Roberta Gilston with powerpoint and web resources

Murder of Emmett Till by Andrew Witte

Sharecropping by Gale Carter with homework sheet 1 and 2

The Freedom Riders in Mississippi by Megan Lehman

When the Levee Breaks by Jeff Moss

How should Fannie Lou Hamer be remembered? by Maura Donnelly

AP English and American Government Joint Unit on Civil Rights and the Poetry of Langston Hughes by Cynthia Webb

Migration by Herb West

Reviewing the Case: Deliberating on the Emmett Till Case By Erin Bronstein

The Great Migration by Eric Katz

 Cries for Help: Popular Visions of Lynching and Their Impact by Charles Montague

Highway 61 and the Blues by Carole LaBonte'

Connecting the Path: Blues Musicians of the Delta by Hope Grover

Geography of the Mississippi Delta by Chris Vicknair

Comparing Human Actions on the Mississippi and Nile Rivers by Amanda Armstrong with PowerPoint

Flowing Water by Bridget Kracik

Facebook Justice Network by Kathy Bounds

Race and Poverty in America by Joe Martin

Gospel/Blues Music in Literature: The Mix of Religion and Life by Audra Rys    

Multi-Genre Research Project by Michelle Best

Lessons for  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Jolie Augustine

Comparative Analysis Between Indigenous and Delta Oral Traditions Through 49 Songs and the Blues by Eric Tippeconnic

LaLee's Kin and Civic Engagement by Jayne Fought-Schlemmer

Immigration Oral Histories (Using Chinese Immigrants to Greenville, MS as an example) by Megan McCabe

Origins of the Blues by Kathy Pauls


Documenting Immigration through oral histories by Steven Seltz

Blues Poems by Maria Noffsinger with a reading list

Emmett Till by Xos?Manuel Alvariño

The "Math" of the Blues by Josh Gilgoff

Fannie Lou Hamer by Jeff Rosen and Suzanne Schernwetter, page 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

The Great Migration by Jeff Rosen and Suzanne Schernwetter, page 1,2, 3, 4, 5

The Death of Emmett Till by Michelle Edwards, with questions, song lyrics, information on lynching and questions

A Difficult Lesson:  Perpetrators, Bystanders & Victims Stereotypes by Kurt Peterson

Examining the fairness of trial by jury through the Emmett Till Case by Samuel McGraw