Studying Conflicting Interpretations: Perspectives on Plessy v. Ferguson: Part 1

Scholars begin building background knowledge about Plessy v. Ferguson by watching a video about the landmark Supreme Court decision. They engage in discussions to analyze the importance of the case and to deepen their understanding of issues described in Carlotta Walls LaNier's memoir A Mighty Long Way

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Show several pictures of public facilities that were segregated, such as bathrooms and drinking fountains
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson five of the consecutive 13-part Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 1 series
  • Deals with sensitive issues related to race relations
Pros

  • Provides teaching notes for easy implementation
  • Includes options for meeting the needs of diverse learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core