Ms. Smith’s 8th English classes just finished a unit on Blues Musicians from Mississippi as a part of their study on Black History Month.
First the students were assigned a artist from Mississippi to research. The students went to the computer labs for 6 days to gather information and put it into an essay and then make a power point or prezi presentation.
At home, students videoed themselves emulating the artist and plugged the video into the presentations.
Students took a field trip to The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, MS to make connections with all the material they had researched. Students ate at the Ground Zero Restaurant while on the trip.
Our big question was answered: Yes, people of the past in Mississippi have had a direct effect on the people of Mississippi today.