DIRECTIONS: Below are several sub-topics you will need to research on this issue. Each sub-topic has questions you need to answer, and all the sites on the "Resources" page have the information you need in order to answer the questions. However:
WRITE YOUR ANSWERS IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
You do NOT have to write in complete sentences (yet), but make sure what you write down is clearly said.
(unless the question specifically asks for quoted material--meaning something you are writing down word for word from a web page)
I highly recommend that you split up the sub-topics among your group members (divide and conquer!). SHARE the information you find with your group members because everyone needs to write down the information. If there are still things you are missing after everyone does their share, work together to find that missing information.
HOW TO TAKE NOTES: Write down your information according to the sub-topic you research (i.e., Write all the information you find on "The Emmett Till Story" down in one section. IF YOU WANT, you can copy down the questions as well, but that is not necessary as long as you make sure to gather all the information the questions ask for.
Sub-Topics and Questions
The Emmett Till Story
Who was Emmett Till? What happened to Emmett Till and why? Write a summary of what happened in your own words.
The Significance of Emmett Till
What does the Emmett Till tragedy tell you about the society of Mississippi (white and Black) in the 1950's? Be EXTREMELY detailed in answering this question. Write one paragraph each to talk about the white society of Mississippi and the Black society of Mississippi. You may use some quotes from texts you read on the web in your answer as long as you explain them.
How did the United States as a whole react to the tragedy of Emmett Till? Write down a short paragraph to explain.
How was the Mississippi town where Emmett was killed affected by that tragedy?