Civil Rights and Equal Protection

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Almost every American is familiar with the Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Far fewer understand the constitutional reasoning or the wide-ranging consequences of the ruling in the field of criminology. The interesting lesson explores the Brown decision and two other landmark Supreme Court cases concerning the civil rights of African Americans. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Supplement classroom instruction with the page as an outside reading
  • Use as a group activity in which scholars study a Supreme Court case and summarize their findings for the rest of the class
Classroom Considerations

  • One part of a series of six lessons on landmark cases
  • Better for higher-level readers
Pros

  • Links to a glossary of highlighted key terms
  • Interactive quiz offers a great assessment to use before or after the lesson
  • Breaks down each landmark case to help scholars better understand the ruling and its importance
Cons

  • Small font size makes it difficult to read
Common Core