The Problem We Still Live With?
Students analyze and discuss the Norman Rockwell painting, The Problem We All Live With, and the Brown V. Board of Education decision. They examine the personal history of Ruby Bridges, and debate the current state of segregation in U.S. schools.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 28 Downloads
Voices from Little Rock: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement, class members examine documents associated with the Little Rock Nine, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and chapters from Melba...
7th - 10th 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
School Board Meeting on Mandatory School Uniforms
Should the school district implement a mandatory school uniform policy? After reading a series of primary and secondary source documents, class members are assigned roles and engage in a mock school board meeting about the question....
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 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
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
John Brown: Hero or Villain?
"Love it or leave it." "You're either for us or against us." Rhetoric and it's polarizing effects are the focus of a instructional activity that uses John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry as an exemplar. Groups examine primary source...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades 6-8
Designed for a plethora of Common Core standards, your young historians will learn about the story of Ruby Bridges and the civil rights movement through expository and persuasive writing activities, as well as by viewing and analyzing an...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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