One of the first public signs of equal protection under the law came with the Brown v. Board of Education court case in 1954. Learners use a short video clip to analyze the role equal rights play in the US court system. They research court cases and landmark decisions that highlight where the law provides equal protection for everyone in the United States. The video is the 29th lesson in a 50-part series on the US government and politics.
- Ensure students have computer and Internet access if assigning the video clip as homework
- Includes the Thought Bubble, which uses animation and humor to describe the key concept
- Cites several primary source Supreme Court cases for further development