Advance Preparation

  1. Prior to class, review the Freedom Summer introductory essay.
  2. Invite 2-3 counselors, volunteers, or aids to help lead the round robin activities. Each counselor, volunteer, or aid will stay at one station and lead that activity for each group. Provide each counselor, volunteer, or aid with the appropriate information about the station s/he will be leading. (See note to teachers above if you are teaching on your own.)
  3. Create separate signs/posters for each of the following, to post around the room:
    • "Welcome to Freedom Summer" in large print. Under the heading you may want to include
    • "Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney" in large print. You may also want to include an image of the iconic Missing poster.
    • "Jewish Participation" in large print (for station 1).
    • "Goals and Purposes" in large print (for station 2).
    • "Community Organizing" in large print (for station 3).
  4. Set up 3 stations in different places around your classroom or meeting space. See directions in III "Freedom Summer Round Robin" for station set-ups.
  5. Hang the "Welcome to Freedom Summer" poster and "Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney" poster in the front of the classroom/meeting space. Then hang the three remaining posters in the designated area for each of the corresponding stations.


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