Schools of Thought on Segregation
Students read a New York Times article in order to explain how American courts and communities are dealing with the unanimous Supreme Court decision to end "separate but equal" education. They analyze how this affects the nation's youth.
6th - 12th English Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
Separate But Equal - Is It Black or White?
The story of Ruby Bridges and the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education are fantastic tools for discussing the concept of separate but equal. Kids tackle some big questions about what is fair, what is civil, and what rights or laws...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? Secondary pupils watch a video about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Focusing...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
Learners are given an overview of the Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson, the tenets of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the rejection of the "separate but equal" doctrine by Brown v. Board of Education with this worksheet.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Brown v. Board of Education
Students are introduced to the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation. As a class, they discuss how each of them would respond in different scenerios if they were a young African-American. They also...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Textual Analysis Lesson: Segregation: Past or Present?
Are your scholars reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee? If so, use this textual analysis packet and lesson guide to drive deeper thinking about the characters, create personal connections, and apply historical contexts to the text....
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Justice Is Blind, Colorblind That Is
It's so interesting to see kids respond to articles about education. To start the day, prompt learners to discuss the words colorblindness and diversity. Then, split your class in two and have one side read an article from 2007 and the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable