The lesson plans in this series guide students and other interested learners through conversations about school segregation and the Civil Rights struggles for desegregation. Each lesson includes an inquiry question, reading, and a choice of activities. Each lesson is designed to fit into about an hour. This series was created by Katie McCarthy, a NCPE intern with the Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education.
Article 1: (H)our History Lesson: South Carolina’s Plan to Oppose De-segregation, School Equalization
Learn about the desegregation of South Carolina schools in this article. You'll find a reading and activities for middle school learners. Read more
Iron Hill School, constructed in 1923 in a rural area of northern Delaware, was one of more than 80 schools for African-American children built between 1919 and 1928 as part of philanthropist Pierre Samuel du Pont's "Delaware experiment." This article explore the history of Iron Hill School and offers reading and activities for learners young and old. Read more
This article explores the history of early schooling for African Americans. The readings and activities are intended for middle school learners but can easily be adapted for use by learners of all ages. Read more
Use this article to explore the court cases that made up the landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education. You'll find readings and activities for learners of all ages. Read more