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  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

    Fair is Fair! Lesson Plan

    Park Ranger with Allen the Eagle puppet

    Students will identify ways to treat others fairly.
    Students will practice kindness by saying "please" and "thank you."
    Students will apply concepts of fairness by sharing material to make Allen the Eagle puppet.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

    Brown v. Board of Education: Five Communities That Changed America

    Map of the United States with dots on Kansas, Virginia, Delaware, South Carolina, and Washington D.C.

    Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plans provide a rich opportunity to enhance learning by bringing historic places across the country directly into your classroom, including six schools involved in the Brown v. Board of Education case. Students experience the excitement of these special places and the stories they have to tell through carefully selected written and visual materials.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civil Rights Movement, Education, Social Studies
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

    Web Quest Curriculum Unit

    A man looking through a magnifying lens.

    School groups of 24-30 students will break up into teams of three to complete a designated task. By using information found on the Internet, the student teams will produce a PowerPoint presentation to report their findings to the whole class. The entire activity will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete.

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    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civil Rights Movement, Law, Social Studies
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

    Brown Curriculum Unit

    Image of the cover of the Brown teaching kit with a child reading to a teacher.

    This curriculum provides teachers the resources needed to teach concepts of fairness and social democracy. The Brown curriculum kit includes a Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site handbook; a DVD with two short videos on DVD and a teacher's guide on a CD which uses narration, historical photos, and poses thought-provoking questions. It is intended to aid in understanding the Brown decision in both a historical and contemporary context.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civic Engagement
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

    Fair is Fair Curriculum Unit

    Image of Fair is Fair curriculum packet.

    Rather than try to explain abstract concepts of historical events surrounding the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court case, the Fair is Fair packet is intended to present skills and processes in alignment with the Kansas state benchmarks for Social Studies through music, games, physical activities and discussion. Appropriate skill levels and benchmarks will be detailed for each grade level.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Civic Engagement, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Civics 1, Civics 2, Civics 4
    Music 1, Music 5, Music 6, Music 8
    Art 1, Art 2, Art 3, Standard 1, Benchmark 2, Benchmark 3
    Math 1.1, Math 1.4
    Literature Standard 2, Benchmark 1
    Writing Benchmark 2