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…

Searching for the Fourth Amendment eLesson

December 14th, 2012 by

Bill of Rights in the News: Searching for the Fourth Amendment The steady march of science and technology has a way of bringing settled law into new areas, challenging what was once convention. An upcoming court case involves just such a predicament – whether or not the government can search your laptop or cell phone 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 D: Dissenting Opinion, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

December 5th, 2012 by

Brown v. Board of Education, Document D: Dissenting 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…