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Learning Exercise

Material: Teaching Brown: Reflections on Pedagogical Challenges and Opportunities
Submitted by: William Paquette on Jun 27, 2006
Date Last Modified: Jun 27, 2006
Title: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
Description: Brown v. Topeka is one of the most significant Supreme Court Cases in the 20th Century. Fifty years after the decision comes an historical pause for reflection.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 3-5 hours.
Topics: United States History
African-American History
United States Supreme Court
Course: United States History
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: Basic Computer Skills.
Learning Objectives: To acquaint students with the meaning and significane of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
To evaluate the meaning of Brown v. Topeka, fifty years after the event.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Once on the site there are two columns. On the left column click and read the following selections: Introduction and Essays by Cally Waite, Dan Perlstein, Jack Dougherty, Joy Williamson, Tracey Weis, and Bernadette Anand et al. After reading all essays, write a paper of 7-9 pages explaining the meaning of the Supreme Court Case of Linda Brown v. The Board of Eduation of Topeka, Kansas then (1954) and now (2006). Were the objectives of the Brown case fulfilled?
Additional Information URL: None.
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