Group Project: Peaceful Protest March

After the lecture on Civil Rights and Liberties, as well as an extensive discussion on the Jim Crow laws leading up to the Civil Rights Movement, students will take place in a 54 mile march around the UCF campus.

Why 54 miles? Because this was the distance between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama that thousands marched in 1965 under the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr.

As it happens, the main road around UCF is 3 miles long – this means 18 laps is 54 miles. Students have from 5AM to 6PM to complete the first 51 – and then the whole class will march the final three together.

Students are divided into teams, and one person from each team must be moving at all times. The 51 miles can be completed keeping an average pace of 13 minute miles.

Understanding the need for teaching individuals to fight for causes outside of their own interest (explained in the lecture notes above) students may recruit outside help to complete their miles. They also may help other teams finish.

This is a difficult task requiring planning, community effort, and sacrifice. A fitting way begin to build empathy for the marginalized.

Group Project: Around the world travel blog

For this project, each group will be planning a 30-45 day trip around the world. While students have great flexibility in this trip, they must include the following criteria:

  • No fewer than 4 regions of the United States from the map below must be visited.

Regions devided

  • No fewer than 4 countries outside of the United States must be visited.
  • No fewer than 3 of the 4 countries outside of the USA must have a national language other than English
  • No fewer than 3 continents must be visited
  • Each day needs to be accounted for – travel days included.
  • All costs including transportation, lodging and food must be calculated.
  • A discussion of the UNIQUE CULTURE you find in each region will be detailed in your final project, including but not limited to:
    • race, ethnicity, traditions and customs, food, religion, symbols, laws, rules, norms and shared beliefs.
  • You must include a record of entry requirements (passports, visas, etc) into each country and ensure your group would be allowed to visit, and for how long. Make note of the process of requesting these items and the timeline to receive them.
  • A travel blog will be completed for each group.