Brown v. Board of Education (1954) eLesson

February 18th, 2014 by

After the Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment was passed to grant citizenship to former slaves and protect them from civil rights violations in their home states. Public schools were relatively rare throughout the United States, but were often segregated by race where they existed. The same Congress that passed the Fourteenth Amendment created racially segregated Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education eLesson

February 21st, 2013 by

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 eLesson Celebrate Black History month with materials on two landmark Supreme Court cases on the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. How could the same words have been interpreted so differently in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and sixty years later in Brown v. Board of Education (1954)? Read some background Read more…

Brown v. Board (1954): The Issue Endures

February 19th, 2013 by

Brown v. Board (1954): The Issue Endures  

Brown v. Board of Education, Document K: “Supreme Court Decision,” (1954)

February 11th, 2013 by

Brown v. Board of Education, Document K: “Supreme Court Decision,” (1954) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This winter the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education, Document H: Segregation Laws Map (1953)

January 22nd, 2013 by

Brown v. Board of Education, Document H: Segregation Laws Map (1953) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This winter the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with some Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education, Document G: “Crowded Segregated Classroom,” ca. 1940s

December 31st, 2012 by

Brown v. Board of Education, Document G: “Crowded Segregated Classroom,” ca. 1940s Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This winter the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along with Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education, Document F: “African American Schoolgirls in Classroom, Learning to Sew,” (1899)

December 17th, 2012 by

Brown v. Board of Education, Document F: “African American Schoolgirls in Classroom, Learning to Sew,” (1899) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This fall the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging several document-based questions on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education, Document E: “Washington, D.C. Public Schools, 1st Div-Class Making Geometric Forms with Paper,” (1899)

December 10th, 2012 by

Brown v. Board of Education, Document E: “Washington, D.C. Public Schools, 1st Div-Class Making Geometric Forms with Paper,” (1899) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This fall the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education: Document C, Majority Opinion, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

November 26th, 2012 by

Brown v. Board of Education: Document C, Majority Opinion, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This fall the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education: Document B, Section of the Fourteenth Amendment (1868)

November 12th, 2012 by

Brown v. Board of Education: Document B, Section of the Fourteenth Amendment (1868) Do you use document-based questions in your classroom? This fall the Bill of Rights Institute is blogging a document-based question on the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Each weekly post will feature an excerpted document related to the case, along Read more…