This information has been designed to guide teachers as students learn about Mississippi history, especially the events that surround Meridian.

How to use these curriculum ideas

The curriculum is [INVALID]d on an arts-integrated approach to learning. It was written with third and ninth grade Mississippi history students in mind. The framework follows the Common Core Standards. The Civil War Trail page is an excellent resource for the curriculum. It includes images, expanded content, maps, trail marker videos, included on each of the 10 trail markers) which will lead directly to a video that elaborates on the historical events that took place at that specific location.

Media samples, songs, and videos are included in the resource selection and can be viewed online. Teachers are encouraged to utilize these resources for supplemental media. Teachers may consider partnering with their music staff for the music section of this curriculum, or possibly consider allowing your ninth grade students to create lessons for the third grade students as part of their research.


Special thanks to The Riley Foundation for the Summer Work Program Internships.
Interns for this project: Laura Huff and Jesica Estes.
Project Directors: Dede Mogollon, Executive Director of Meridian/Lauderdale Tourism, and Charlotte B. Tabereaux, Ph.D., Education Director, MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts

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