Looking Back Reaching Forward: Exploring the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education in Contemporary Times
The module's six lessons in "Looking Back Reaching Forward: Exploring the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education in Contemporary Times" commemorate the historic Supreme Court decision Brown V. Board of Education. High schoolers discuss key elements of the decision and examine documents detailing the history of school desegregation and the conditions that existed in communities at the time. They also investigate the progress that has been made and lost since then. Researchers examine primary source images, charts, timelines, and graphs to gather data. They then turn their attention to their local communities and consider ways they could encourage socialization across groups.