Brown v. Board of Education (1954) -iCivics
From iCivics’ Landmark Library
This mini-lesson covers the basics of the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned “separate but equal” in public schools. Students learn about segregation and “equality under the law,” and they use what they learned to craft compound sentences following a structured format. Students will:
- Describe segregation and the 14thAmendment “equal protection of the law”
- Identify the main arguments put forth in the case.
- Describe the Supreme Court’s decision and analysis.
- Identify the impact of the Court’s decision.
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