Studying Conflicting Interpretations: Perspectives on Plessy v. Ferguson: Part 2

The Plessy v. Ferguson case was important in establishing segregation in the United States. Scholars continue reading the court's decision in the case, seeking to understand the key reasons the court came to its decision. Pupils also play a game called Quiz-Quiz-Trade to learn vocabulary related to the Supreme Court decision.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have partners discuss the court's point of view in its decision on the Plessy v. Ferguson case
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide dictionaries for the vocabulary game
  • Lesson six of 13 from the Grade 8 ELA Module 3B, Unit 1 series
  • Provides teaching notes for effective lesson implementation
  • Offers strategies for differentiating instruction
  • None
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