Building Background Knowledge: The Desegregation of Schools and Brown v. Board of Education

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 document. The class then meets together as a group and pupils discuss the meaning of each paragraph they read.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate with history standards and discussion of segregation 
Classroom Considerations

  • First lesson in the 20-part series Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 2
  • Requires watching a YouTube video clip

  • Offers teacher notes giving tips and deeper understanding for instruction
  • Gives ideas for meeting the needs of all learners

  • None
Common Core