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174 reviewed resources for desegregation

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Launching the Text: Building Background Knowledge of the Jim Crow South

For Teachers 8th Standards
Pictures and photographs help build background knowledge about a topic. Scholars participate in a gallery walk to learn more about the Jim Crow era of US history and the desegregation of schools following Brown v. Board of Education....
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Studying Author’s Craft: Carlotta’s Journey

For Teachers 8th Standards
The longest journey begins with a single step. Scholars analyze the details of Carlotta Walls LaNier's journey through the desegregation of schools in the United States. They continue reading the author's memoir, A Mighty Long Way, and...
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Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson Taking the Measure of a Man

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
During his first few games as the first black player in Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson proved that he could withstand the wily curveball of Johnny Sain as well as the racial epithets shouted from opposing teams' dugouts. A short...
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Desegregation in Virginia: The Other Side

For Teachers K - 4th
Students examine racism by exploring the history of Virginia. In this desegregation lesson plan, students identify the political and social motives for desegregating public schools in the United States. Students view a slide-show of...
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Breaking Barriers with Melba Pattillo

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students investigate the Civil Rights movement through researching Melba Patillo.  In this equality lesson, students discover the cause and effect behind the Civil Rights movement and the desegregation of public schools.  Students read...
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Remember: The Journey to School Integration

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students explore equality by reading a classic Civil Rights story. In this desegregation instructional activity, students read the book Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison while discussing the Civil Rights...
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Role of Arkansas women in desegregation and integration

For Teachers 8th
In groups, describe the role of Daisy Bates and Elizabeth Eckford in Desegregation.
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Role of Arkansas women in desegregation and integration

For Teachers 8th
Describe the role of Daisy Bates and Elizabeth Eckford in Desegregation.
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1966-1984: Desegregating Milwaukee Schools

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine the history of desegregation in Wisconsin's schools. They imagine they are the administrator for the Milwaukee Public Schools and recommend what course of action they would take based on readings and current surveys.
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Desegregating the Kentucky Public School System

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students watch a video which chronicles the struggle to desegregate Kentucky's schools. They write a paper on a given aspect of what they saw in the video.
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Lesson Plan on School Integration in Boston And Nantucket

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students use primary sources and timelines to begin a study of school integration; students watch "Nantucket Rock of Changes," and compare the case of Eunice Ross with the story of the Little Rock Nine.
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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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Gaining Perspective

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Discuss race in the United States. Start by having each learner read a copy of Martin Luther King Jr's famous speech, "I Have a Dream." Then, have them read the article "Shared Prayers, Mixed Blessings" about a church in Atlanta,...
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Integration of Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the history of Civil Rights and how the struggle for Civil Rights and the Second Reconstruction, transformed society and politics in the United States in the 1950s. Then they identify why American Schools are integrated...
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Exploring the Heroes of Social Justice Movements

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore social justice, the civil rights movement, and everyday heroes. They view video clips, learn about James Armstrong: The Barber of Birmingham, and create their own hero wall. They present their walls to the class and...
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The Sixties: Hitsville USA

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
James Jamerson. You probably heard him but may not have heard of him. But fans of Motown Records will certainly recognize his contributions to the sound that desegregated popular music during the 1960s. Challenge young history detectives...
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Sweatt v. Painter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is separate but equal actually equal? The 1950 Supreme Court case Sweatt v. Painter discusses the law of segregation and inequality. Scholars investigate the impact of the case on the desegregation of public schools across the nation...
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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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The Children's March

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students watch the film, The Children's March. In this civil rights lesson, students view a video on the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery Alabama. Students then complete a worksheet that will prompt a classroom discussion about the...
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School Desegregation in South Carolina

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this North Carolina history lesson, 11th graders examine the Briggs v. Elliott case in order to understand the difference in the state and...
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Timeline of Events: 1960’s Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, Florida

For Students 9th - 12th
A timeline can be a powerful learning tool because it reveals a pattern in events. While few would consider St. Augustine, Florida a hotbed of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, a selection of background information and a timeline of...
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Ruby Bridges

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A two-part activity features Civil Rights hero, Ruby Bridges. Part one focuses on the heroic actions of Ruby Bridges then challenges scholars to complete a Venn diagram in order to compare themselves to her. Part two begins with a...
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Lesson Plan: The Children's Crusade and the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young people played significant roles in the Civil Rights movement. Class members examine the contributions of Barbara Johns, Claudette Colvin, Mary Louise Smith, and the children of Birmingham,...
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"One Long, Hot Summer:” Conflict in the Ancient City, 1963-64

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a civil rights unit, class members investigate events in St. Augustine, Florida during 1963 and 1964. After reading the report of the Florida Legislative Investigative Committee, an article by Peter Guinta's article about Dr....

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