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Supreme Court The Justices Dealing with Segregation
Dealing with Segregation

After the Civil War: Segregation
Lesson Plan - Explain the purposes of the Emancipation Proclamation and the thirteenth amendment to the United States Constitution to understand the concept of segregation and recognize the effects it had on people in the South.

Brain Pop: Civil Rights
Watch the social studies movie about civil rights. Equality for all! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Find out what this movement was all about and why it was so important! Among other things, you’ll find out about the famous Brown v. Board of Education trial case, and about what happened when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama. You’ll also learn about sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and what he did to contribute to the civil rights movement. America isn’t perfect, but if it ever is, we’ll know whom to thank!

Civil Rights Biography, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rights Bio.pdf
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an influential voice in the civil rights movement. Download the worksheet/activity, read about his life, and then answer some thought-provoking questions.

The Civil Rights Movement - Fighting Segregation

Free presentation in PowerPoint format offered by Pete's PowerPoint Station.

Contributions to the Nation: Progress of a People

Examine the listed documents and answer the questions provided in the learnging guide.

The Fight for Rights: History Challenge,8805,97501,00.html
Can you finish Martin Luther King’s Montgomery March? 

From Jim Crow to Linda Brown: A Retrospective of the African-American Experience from 1897 to 1953

Student activities guide.

Revisiting 'Separate but Equal' - Examining School Segregation 45 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

Two Day Lesson Plan - Examine the struggle for desegregation during the Civil Rights Movement and a current study that finds that American schools are reverting to segregation. On the first day, examine the notion of 'separate but equal' by reading the New York Times front page from the Brown v. Board of Education decision and by researching different events, legislation and organizations that influenced desegregation. On the second day, assess ways in which race relations have and have not changed since this historic decision, examine the recent 'resegregation' study, and propose suggestions for addressing the school segregation issue to local, state or national leaders.

Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights
Spark your students' interest in how one brave individual changed history by not giving up her bus seat to a white passenger. Whether you are doing a unit on people who make a difference, civil rights, tolerance, or studying women and events in history, this self-contained website, Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights, provides resources and materials that you can display on your classroom whiteboard. Students can use the interactive links to enhance learning and begin discussions about what still needs to be done to accept and accommodate racial, ethnic, and cultural differences. The site is easy to navigate with links built right into the text for vocabulary and other relevant information. The activities help students understand the importance and necessity of every individual citizen in a democracy working together to contribute to a better way of life for all.

IDEA: Use an online tool like The Interactive Three Circle Venn Diagram reviewed here -- -- to compare and contrast discrimination in our country and to identify the factors that contribute to change.

Segregation and Violvence: Progress of a People

Examine the listed documents and answer the questions provided in the learning guide.

Solving the Race Problem: Progress of a People

Examine the listed documents and answer the questions provided in the learning guide.

Stamp on Black History
In 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first black American to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp issue. Since then, other black Americans have been honored as individuals or depicted as representatives of their race in different categories such as civil rights, sports, science, and music on U.S. stamps. This site offers a ton of resources including an alphabetical list of stamps, stamps by curriculum areas, information on how individuals are chosen to appear on U.S. stamps, stamp collecting as a hobby, philatelic words, terms, and more. It also features a list of stamp dealers, a black history tour, black history quizzes, and a games and activities zone. 

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A court decision banning segregation was made as early as 1855? Also, many blacks settled in Kansas after the Civil War to escape the Jim Crow laws and continuing acts of violence against them in southern states. Kansas offered much less racial prejudice. In fact, majority opinion favored the education of blacks.

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