Instructional Video

Brown vs. Board of Education

How did education play into the civil rights movement? The second lesson of a 10-part series explains the Brown vs. Board of Education court case. It helps viewers examine and analyze, via rationale from the video clip, how segregation became the focal point of civil rights in 1954. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a series of five questions to answer while watching the video on Brown vs. Board of Education
  • Incorporate a review lesson on the Supreme Court case Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896), which the Brown case would overturn in 1954
Classroom Considerations
  • If assigning as homework, ensure students have Internet access
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Video is direct and very factual
  • Use as an introduction—or a review—of Brown v. Board of Education
  • Includes links to lessons that accompany the video
  • Does not include any materials for classroom use