For Teachers: Mississippi Studies Basic Kits

Why not use Blues as a vehicle for teaching Mississippi culture, history, civil rights and more?

All in state competencies!

The Mississippi Studies Basic Kit is designed to use blues as a vehicle to teach competencies in the fourth and ninth grades. It includes an 18 minute video that tells the story of how the blues was born in the Mississippi Delta (by Vasti Jackson) and a presentation booklet.

It’s entertaining and educational!

More Information on Mississippi Musicians

For more information on Mississippi musicians, visit Starkville High School's Mississippi Writers and Musicians Project web page. The students and faculty at Starkville High School have researched musicians native to Mississippi or who have spent a significant part of their lives in the state of Mississippi. Their research includes blues, country, classical, gospel, rock'n roll, rhythm and blues, jazz and popular.