Plessy v. Ferguson

Where did separate but equal originate and what does it mean? Scholars investigate the Supreme Court Case Plessy v. Ferguson. Using a short video clip, they analyze the impact the decision of legal segregation had on society in 1896. Open discussion in pairs helps young historians formulate opinions about the implications of the case.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
Classroom Considerations
  • Instructors must pause the video at the Stop and Think portions of the lesson
Pros
  • Provides detailed lesson plans for teacher use
  • Video is perfect for both audio and visual learners
Cons
  • None