Social Studies

History Herald: The Free State of Jones- True Story of Newton Knight & Civil War

In this one day class, students will learn the true story of Newton Knight & Jones County, Mississippi who seceded form the Confederacy during the American Civil War to support the Union Army, the United States, & the fight against slavery.
Courtney Murray, M. Ed, M. Hist
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45 minutes

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Meets once


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Class Experience

Students will learn more about the U.S. Civil War, factions that were present, and the Newton Knights of Mississippi. 
For the past decade, I have been encouraging students through education and personal development to explore the challenges of the past. Through my own personal education and professional development, I create a safe environment for students to learn about challenging topics of the past. My undergraduate is in history, focusing on United States and European integration, past cultures, and empire. My first master's degree is in education with a focus on English/Language Arts and History. My second master's degree is in history with a focus on world empires and United States/Europe during the premodern era and modern era. I am currently pursuing my PhD in history focusing on immigration and relations with indigenous peoples and cultures. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class focuses on the American Civil War which includes slavery, war, death, and disease. These topics will be discussed  in class.
1. The State of Jones: The Small Southern County that Seceded from the Confederacy Paperback by Sally Jenkins
2. The Free State of Jones and The Echo of the Black Horn: Two Sides of the Life and Activities of Captain Newt Knight 
by Thomas Jefferson Knight, Ethel Knight
3. The Free State of Jones by Victoria E. Bynum 


Courtney Murray, M. Ed, M. Hist
Lives in the United States
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356 total reviews
270 completed classes

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I am so excited to join you on this education adventure! I absolutely love teaching and learning and believe it can be exciting for every student! I am a certified classroom educator with a master's degree in education and a second master's... 
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