"One Long, Hot Summer:” Conflict in the Ancient City, 1963-64

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As part of a civil rights unit, class members investigate events in St. Augustine, Florida during 1963 and 1964. After reading the report of the Florida Legislative Investigative Committee, an article by Peter Guinta's article about Dr. Robert B. Hayling, and Section 201 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, individuals rate St. Augustine on a spectrum of racial tolerance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have readers highlight connotative language in the Florida Legislative Investigative Committee report and discuss how the diction and syntax affects the tone of the report
  • After completing the exercise, share with class members Bryce, Nolan, and Duncan's Timeline of events
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should have prior knowledge of the 1950s, McCarthyism, and the Red Scare
  • Requires class sets of several documents

  • The 16-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions, images, and the text of all required readings

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