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Judicial Learning Center: Landmark Cases

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Five fact-filled lessons look at landmark Supreme Court Cases. Young scholars begin their study by examining the importance of these cases, key terms necessary for studying the court cases, and the relationship between court cases and...
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Becoming Us: Education

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The Becoming Us: Education module examines the history of the fight for racial justice and educational equity today. The first case study looks at the re-segregation of American schools, while the second explores the resistance to school...
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Becoming Us

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
The mission statement of the National Museum of American History’s Becoming US: Teaching Immigration and Migration History in the 21st Century series is to provide “educational resources for high school teachers and students to learn...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3b, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Segregation in the United States

For Teachers 8th Standards
In Module 3b, eighth-graders study the American Civil Rights Movement and the story of the Little Rock Nine. The central texts of the module,  A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls LaNier and Shelley Tougas' photo essay Little Rock Girl...
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C-SPAN Classroom: Middle School Civics

For Parents 6th - 8th
Introduce middle schoolers to the roles and powers of the three branches of the United States government, with the 21 resources in the C-SPAN Civics collection. Sorted into the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial...
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Judicial Learning Center: Student Center

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 22 interactive resources provides learners with information about the United States federal courts. The pages are divided into five sections: The role of the federal courts; The organization of the federal courts; How the...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 3b: The Civil Rights Movement and The Little Rock Nine

For Teachers 8th Standards
The Civil Rights Movement in the United States takes center stage in a three-unit module that focuses particularly on The Little Rock Nine. Carlotta Walls LaNier’s, A Mighty Long Way, and Shelley Tougas’ photo essay, Little Rock Girl...
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Teaching With Laurel Grove School

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The Laurel Grove school was established by freedmen and freedwomen after the United States Civil War. The school is now a museum and offers this collection of six lessons that use primary and secondary source materials to tell the story...
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Center for Civic Education: Black History Month

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Six lesson plans in the Black History Month collection introduce middle and high schoolers to nonviolent actions as a means to resist oppression and encourage reform. Lessons look at the Children’s March, music, and citizenship schools...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You walk each day over 20 blocks to school as a 9-year old because the color of your skin does not allow you to attend a school in your own neighborhood. Scholars use the 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education to investigate...
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Getting to the Heart of Brown v. Board of Education

For Students 8th - 11th
You've heard it before, "The best way to develop vocabulary is to study it in context." Use this worksheet to help learners use context clues to identify unknown words. The reading selection is broken into five chunks, and it focuses on...
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Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Follow the fiercest battles for racial equality, starting with Brown vs. Board of Education. Watch Martin Luther King as he fought for the rights of African American students entering desegregated schools.
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50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine a poster of Brown v. Board of Education and discuss what the important details are. They read the story behind the poster and court case. They role play different sections of the case such as the court case or Linda...
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Development of Federal Civil Rights Acts : 1950's - Present

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the Internet to research one of five cases associated with Brown v. Board of Education and then join a group with people who researched the other four.
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Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation. As a class, they discuss how each of them would respond in different scenerios if they were a young African-American. They also...
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Voices of the Struggle: The Continual Struggle for Equality

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement from 1868 to the present, class members examine first person narratives, the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, and other significant events in civil rights history. They then...
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Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Learners are given an overview of the Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson, the tenets of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the rejection of the "separate but equal" doctrine by Brown v. Board of Education with this worksheet.
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Building Background Knowledge: The Desegregation of Schools and Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars gain interest in the case of Brown v. Board of Education by watching a video clip and completing a quick write. They then independently read excerpts from Brown v. Board of Education and work through a Steps for Getting the Gist...
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Pairing Texts: Understanding Brown v. Board of Education’s Impact on Carlotta’s Journey

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars work in groups to compare excerpts from Brown v. Board of Education and A Mighty Long Way. They use the Paired Text note catcher to organize their thoughts and divide the work by using a jigsaw activity to track Carlotta's...
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Close Reading: Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 8th Standards
What's the connection? Scholars complete a close reading of Brown v. Board of Education and identify connections to Carlotta in A Mighty Long Way. Classmates learn new vocabulary, answer text-dependent questions, and complete a...
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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (Kansas) (Grades K-3)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine the Brown v. Board of Education case in Topeka, Kansas. They re-enact the courtroom and discuss how school would be different today if this case never existed. They discuss how public education has been affected by this...
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Teaching With Documents: Order of Argument in the Case, Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Brown v. Board of Education instructional activity, students examine sources that require them to consider the impact of the case in order to...
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Documents Related to Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research and discuss the case of Brown v. Board of Education by reviewing documents associated with the case.

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