This History Detectives: Voting Rights in Mississippi, 1964 lesson plan also includes:
Promises made and promise broken. Spies and activists. Voting rights in Mississippi are the focus of a lesson that has class members research the history of the struggle in Mississippi. Learners take on the role of voting rights advocates or a spy for the Sovereignty Commission. Adopting the point of view of their assigned role, individuals craft a report of their investigations. Fast forward to 2060, where class members use the reports to write the history of the voting rights struggles of 1964.
- Have groups investigate current obstacles to voting rights
- The lesson follows the Historical Scene Investigation model
- Requires flip chart and legal-size sheets of paper
- Make and laminate copies of the many handouts to permit reuse
- The plan is carefully scaffolded and richly detailed