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…

Bill of Rights in the News: Gun Rights in the 21st Century

February 6th, 2013 by

Bill of Rights in the News: Gun Rights in the 21st Century In the wake of recent tragic shootings, there has been a significant revival of the debate over the Second Amendment and gun control. The debate, in broad generalities, is split between two sides. On one side are gun control advocates who believe that Read more…

Brown v. Board of Education, Document J: Majority Opinion in Brown II (1955)

February 4th, 2013 by

Brown v. Board of Education, Document J: Majority Opinion in Brown II (1955) 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 Read more…