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Training for Freedom

Freedom Summer Writing Prompt

Directions: After watching the TRAINING FOR FREEDOM, answer the prompt below in at least 3 well developed paragraphs.


Describe the efforts of the Freedom Summer volunteers to increase voter registration in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. Next, describe the efforts of groups today to increase voter registration (research needed). Finally, describe how these efforts are similar, and how they are different.

Grade Level: 9-12

Ohio’s Learning Standards: Social Studies, American History 27

Resources: Freedom Summer Writing Prompt PDF file.