Desegregation: Fact or Myth?

Desegregation: Fact or Myth?

CRA Description : 
For almost 60 years, prior to the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the laws in the U.S. supported de jure segregation in multiple aspects of American life. Beginning with the landmark case of Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, students will explore key events and significant individuals that helped create a changing perspective on civil rights and desegregation.
Subjects: 
Social Studies
US History
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Brown v. Board of Education
Civil Rights
De Facto Segregation
De Jure Segregation
Discrimination
Jim Crow Laws
Plessy v. Ferguson
Prejudice
Racial Zoning
Racism
White Primary
Prior Knowledge: 
Students need to know how to find and use valid sources appropriately to conduct research. Students need to know how to appropriately cite sources of information. Students need to know how to use appropriate writing conventions.