Author

Anna Delaney

Date of Award

2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

Abstract

This thesis project examines contemporary writings on the civil rights movement with a focus on Holmes County, Mississippi to create a unit lesson for high school students. Writings focusing on the grassroots movement of everyday local African Americans, rather than those focusing on major well-known people and events, are selected as the best means to teach students a unit on the civil rights movement. The focus is on developing local leadership and changing mindsets within the local community. This bottoms-up approach when looking at the movement is explored as an avenue to create a unit for students. The unit developed may lead to a re-examination of preexisting perceptions of the civil rights movement and allow students to construct new frameworks.

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