Educators

Explore the Civil Rights Movement with your students on a field trip to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Trace the history of the Movement, learn the names of everyday heroes, and hear the stories of those who took a courageous stand for justice and equality. 

FIELD TRIP RESERVATIONS
We will begin taking field trip reservations on October 18, 2017. Field trips will start in January 2018. 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS 
As Mississippi’s Largest Classroom, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History will offer special programs for students and professional development opportunities for educators. 

RESOURCES

CLASSROOM MATERIALS
Many resources for educators are available on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History website, including lesson plans and teaching units. Also find information about the Traveling Trunks program, where trunks filled with educational materials, artifacts, and lessons related to a specific theme or topic can be shipped to your classroom. For more information, visit www.mdah.ms.gov and select the “Learn” tab. 

DIGITAL ARCHIVES    
Use the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Digital Archives to bring the stories of the Civil Rights Movement into your classroom. Search the Sovereignty Commission Online for primary source documents and browse Civil Rights-era images in the Moncrief Photograph Collection