Sweatt v. Painter

Is separate but equal actually equal? The 1950 Supreme Court case Sweatt v. Painter discusses the law of segregation and inequality. Scholars investigate the impact of the case on the desegregation of public schools across the nation using a short video. After viewing, paired groups discuss and analyze the issue of separate but equal education.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure students have audio and visual technology if assigning the video as homework
  • Lesson provides detailed plans for teacher use in the classroom
  • Visual learners benefit from the video
  • None