Brown v. the Board of Education: Success or Failure?

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Desegregation does not mean equality. An eye-opening lesson focuses on the impact of the Brown v. Board of Education decision to end school segregation. Scholars review a series of political cartoons to understand how the public viewed the event. After competing resource sheets about the cartoons, historians participate in group discussion to understand if Brown v. Board of Education was a success. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare Brown v. Board of Education to the desegregation bussing in Los Angeles during the 1970s 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a computer lab with Internet access to complete the lesson
  • The link provided in Resource Sheet #5 is no longer active, but an archive of the video resources is available
Pros
  • Resource includes background information to help educator explain the material 
  • Lesson includes an answer key for discussion questions 
Cons
  •  The link provided in Resource Sheet #5 is no longer active