Freedom Summer and Missing Civil Rights Workers, 1964
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 "Freedom Summer" 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
What was "Freedom Summer?" When did it happen? Where did it happen? Why did it happen? Who was involved?
The Disappearance of the Civil Rights Workers
Summarize what happened to the three civil rights workers who disappeared in Mississippi in 1964. Who were they? Why were they there? Give a breakdown of the events that led to the tragedy.
How did the local government respond to the "disappearance?" You can quote something from one of the web pages as long as you explain how it answers the question.
How did the government of the United States respond to the "disappearance?"
The Outcome of the Federal Investigation
What happened to the people who were involved in the disappearance of the civil rights workers?
What does this tragedy and the result of this tragedy tell you about Southern society in the 1960's?