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Ralph McGill: the "Conscience of the South"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a film, "Dawn's Early Light: Ralph McGill and the Segregated South." As groups of students observe the movie, they list key dates, significant persons interviewed, and cultural characteristics. Upon completion of the movie,...
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Freedom on My Mind: A Marginalized Voice in the Segregated South

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the film, "Freedom on My Mind." They view the film and discuss its points in small groups. They create a fictional southern state reflecting segregation in the 1960's. They present their states to the class.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Who Is He?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students describe MLk's leadership of the desegregation movement. Students discuss the meaning of non-violent revolution. Students identify the difference between their lives and those ofcitizens in 1963. Students write a short essay...
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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore desegregation as it occurred at various stages in United States history. They specifically chronicle the role of South Carolina in the desegregation case of Brown v. Board of Education.
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Exploring Racial and Ethnic Diversity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore and examine racial and ethinic diversity in the metropolitan areas of the United States. They examine data from the US Census Description of Race and Ethnic Categories. Students explore the population by race and...
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Rosa Parks/Segregation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners examine the role of Rosa Parks in ended segregtation in the South. Using new vocabulary, they observe the effects of segregation by being placed into different groups over a two day period. They discuss the feelings and emotions...
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John's Dilemma

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners read and discuss the story "John's Dilemma". As a class, they answer discussion questions related to peer pressure and responsibility. They compare a quote by Anne Frank to the situation John is going through in the story to...
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Gov. Reubin Askew's Stand on Busing And Integration in Florida Schools

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research a straw vote placed on a Florida ballet in 1972 that asked if voters were in favor of prohibiting forced busing to further desegregation. They read primary documents, complete a worksheet and participate in class...
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50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation. They role play to re-enact the case and discuss why it was important. They discover its impact on public education.
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The Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas: Understanding Primary Sources

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze Russell Lee's photo essay as a sign of segregation in Texas. They consider the differences between primary and secondary sources and how historians use these sources.
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Prudence Crandall House and Little Rock High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how Prudence Crandall influenced the education of African Americans in New England prior to the Civil War and compare and contrast events in Canterbury, CN in the 1830's to those in Little Rock, AR in the 1950's.
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From Slavery to Segregation

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study the causes and effects of slavery and segregation. They write an essay (including either pictures, charts, graphs or copies of documents to support their essay) which addresses the African American's journey from slavery...
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Rosa Parks

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students complete a variety of written and discussion activities regarding Rosa Parks and the Alabama bus boycott and how they changed an accepted way of life in America.
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An Introduction to the Central High Crisis

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students identify key events and participants in the Central High Crisis
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Role of Arkansas women in desegregation and integration

For Teachers 8th
In groups, describe the role of Daisy Bates and Elizabeth Eckford in Desegregation.
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Role of Arkansas women in desegregation and integration

For Teachers 8th
Describe the role of Daisy Bates and Elizabeth Eckford in Desegregation.
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The Little Rock Nine

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the integration of Arkansas' Central High School. They role-play as students integrating the school and describe their experiences.
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Desegregating the Kentucky Public School System

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students watch a video which chronicles the struggle to desegregate Kentucky's schools. They write a paper on a given aspect of what they saw in the video.
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The American Civil War: Segregation

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students examine the feelings associated with segregation and then act out a scene based on those feelings.
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High School Students: Equal Protection

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students study Brown v. Board of Education case study and answer questions.
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Analyzing and Understanding the Effects of Segregation

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders understand the effects of segregation and analyze the effects of Supreme Court decisions. They trace the interpretations of the 14th amendment. They utilize a work of art to explore the topic of segregation.
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The WCTU and the Lynching Controversy

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze the writings of Frances Hard and Ida B. Wells and outline their positions and attitudes towards segregation and lynching. They utilize Wells' and Hard's arguments to explore lynching, racial attitudes in the...
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Re-Examining Brown

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify, research, and report on the people, legal cases and conditions that led to the landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education. They role-play various people from the era preceding 1954.
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Documents Related to

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use the National Archives to research the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling in Brown V. Board of Education.