Civil War to Civil Rights

South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama

June 14-21

Driven2Teach will sponsor a Field Study on the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. Field Study participants will visit locations significant in the Civil Right Movement and museums created to commemorate important events and individuals. They will hear from individuals who participated in the Civil Rights Movement. This course is designed for teachers of later United States History and is intended for high school teachers and 5th grade elementary teachers who include the Civil Rights Movement in their social studies curriculum. Teachers will study significant issues, events, leaders, resistance, and successes of the Civil Rights Movement.

The tour will start in Charleston, South Carolina, where participants will study the beginning of the slave trade, the institution of slavery and the Civil War. They will then visit Atlanta, Georgia, where participants will study the history of African Americans and the role of Martin Luther King at the Martin Luther King National Museum. Then, it is off to Tuskegee, Alabama, where participants will visit the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site to consider these pioneers of the Civil Rights movement and will spend time in the George Washington Carver Museum. Participants will then travel to Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery, Alabama to study at the Civil Rights Institute and the Rosa Parks Museum and to visit the 16th Street Baptist Church and will cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge with one of the original marchers.


  • Charleston:¬†Magnolia Gardens, Gullah Geechee Tour, Charleston Museum, Fort Sumter
  • Atlanta:Martin Luther King National Museum, Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Alabama:¬†Tuskegee University, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, the Tuskegee Multicultural Center, and the George Washington Carver Museum, Rosa Parks Museum, the Freedom Riders Museum, Civil Rights Institute and eat lunch in the Kelly Ingram Park, the 16th Street Baptist Church, the Bethel Baptist Church and Birmingham City Hall

Apply for Field Study

Apply as Individual
Utah educators, grades 5-12, who specialize in American History are welcome to apply as an individual participant. Applicants must have a continuing contract for the 2019-2020 school year…… and may not have participated in a Driven 2 Teach field study since 2017. Teams may apply but all team members must apply as individuals. You will be asked to list those on your team on the application. If a team member doesn’t fill out an individual application they can not be considered.

Dr. Jay Buckley

Professor of Historical Content

Jay H. Buckley (PhD, Nebraska, 2001) teaches U.S., American West, and American Indian history courses at BYU, is Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and is also Director of the American Indian Studies interdisciplinary minor.

Buckley is the author of the award-winning monograph, William Clark: Indian Diplomat (2008). He is the co-author of: By His Own Hand?: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis (2006); Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West(2012); Orem [Utah] (2010); Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier (2015); Exploring the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documents (w/ Jeff Nokes; 2016); Exploring the American East: Mapping the World through Primary Documents (w/ Jeff Nokes; 2018); The Life and Adventures of Mr. Eli Wiggill: South African 1820 Settler, Wesleyan Missionary, and Latter-day Saint (2020).

Jay and Becky live in Orem, are the parents of three children, and he enjoys sports, the outdoors, and traveling.

Hadyn B. Call

Pedagogy Specialist

With over a decade of experience as an educator, Hadyn B. Call has taught social studies courses at Utah State University (USU), Viewmont High School, and Millcreek Junior High. He has a Ph.D. in Education from USU, an M.A. in History from USU, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Weber State University (WSU), and a B.A. in History from WSU. Hadyn has presented at state, national, and international history and social studies conferences. He has published articles in local journals such as the Armillary and the Utah Historical Review, as well as in the Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies, the Material Culture Review, and the Journal of Advances in Education Research. Hadyn has been involved with the Driven 2 Teach program since 2009 as a participant, an assistant instructor, and a pedagogy specialist.

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