Brown v. Board of Education: Achieving Equality Lesson

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 50 Minutes
Date Posted: 7/7/2008

In this classroom activity, students will analyze political cartoons and letters to the editor in order to identify and analyze the range of reactions to the Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision, and the ways in which the Court's mandates were enacted or blocked. Students will also be able to connect a more recent civil rights or education issue to the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education. This lesson is part of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies