Lesson Plan

The Problem We Still Live With?

Norman Rockwell's painting "The Problem We Still Live With" launches a unit study of racism in the United States and segregation in U.S. schools. In the first activity, scholars discuss the painting, review key elements of the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, and define and clarify terms used in the unit.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • End the lesson with the YouTube video "Ruby Bridges Remembers"
Classroom Considerations
  • First in a series of six lessons in the "Looking Back Reaching Forward" unit
  • Requires projection equipment for the Rockwell painting and the YouTube video, as well as devices for learners to access the internet
  • The resource includes teacher reference materials to help instructors guide the discussion
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