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105 reviewed resources for desegregation of schools

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School Segregation

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Young historians explore monumental events in the history of school segregation in the United States, such as Brown v. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine. They conclude with an experiential activity by delivering an argument in...
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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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Trouble in Little Rock: The Desegregation of Central High School

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study one aspect of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; the battle over desegregating the public schools. They study the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas by producing a newspaper,...
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Desegregating Public Schools: Integrated vs. Neighborhood Schools

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine the desegregation of schools. In this Civil Rights lesson, 2nd graders analyze a website and review the data on that website. Students write an essay that emphasizes their arguments for these cases. 
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Every Day Edit - Desegregation at Central High

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the desegregation at Central High in Little Rock, AR. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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Civil Rights Historical Investigations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The murder of Emmett Till, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the desegregation of Boston schools are the focus of three units that ask class members to investigate why these events were so key in the struggle for civil rights. Groups...
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Jazz Music and the Crisis Over School Desegregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers will learn to appreciate the civil rights movement with a focus on Little Rock, Arkansas. They will also acknowledge Louis Armstrong's unparalleled contributions to American music.
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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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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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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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Civil War to Civil Rights: From Pea Ridge to Central High

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Explore how the Civil War impacted the Civil Rights Movement. Class members complete a series of projects for a unit that uses a layered curriculum approach to learning. 
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Case Study: Boston School Desegregation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore a case study about desegregation in the 1970's.  In this history lesson, students develop ideas after watching a video clip about school desegregation.  After they develop and discuss their ideas from the video, students...
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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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The History of African-American Children: A Guide for Teaching Black History at the Elementary School Level

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How do you introduce the topic of slavery to your youngest learners? The Sneetches, by Dr. Suess, is a great introduction to the idea of being different. Read the story to your class, and discuss desegregation in public buildings. This...
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Walking Tall

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
Six-year old Ruby Bridges' role in the desegregation of New Orleans' William Frantz Public School is the subject of a comprehension exercise that asks young readers to respond to a series of questions based on the provided passage.
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Using Data to Determine the Location of the Stiffest Opposition to School Desegregation in the 1970's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze historical data. In this school desegregation instructional activity, students make predictions about opposition to desegregation, examine the provided desegregation data, and determine if their predictions were...
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Connecting with Ruby Bridges

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
When Ruby Bridges entered an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, she also entered history. Scholars consider what the experience must have been like for the young girl using two books that document her experience as well as a double...
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Ruby and Me

For Students K - 1st Standards
Here is a very simple graphic organizer that you can use to introduce your youngsters to Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to go to an all-white elementary school in the South.
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Desegregation and the Courts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate Judge Garrity's ruling in the Boston bussing dilemma. In this desegregation lesson, students view segments of "Eyes on the Prize" and examine the role that courts played in desegreration. Students also determine how...
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The Past Half Century: Achieving Equality

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners analyze reactions to the Brown vs. Education decision of 1954. In this segregation lesson, student look at the actions that were taken in the education world as a result of the Brown decision. They watch a CD, examine political...
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Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Through character trait graphic organizers, a vocabulary sorting activity, class discussion, and a civil rights movement slide show, your young historians will be introduced to the amazing story of Ruby Bridges and her experiences as the...
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Brave Ruby

For Students K - 2nd Standards
With videos, games, and vocabulary activities on each page, this interactive takes learners on a journey of the history of segregation of schools. They discover one brave girl's journey of walking into the first integrated school and how...
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Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A civil rights movement lesson designed specifically with the Common Core State Standards in mind, young learners are introduced to the story of Ruby Bridges as the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school....