Read Kansas! Middle School - M-36 Separate and Unequal
This lesson focuses on the effect of "separate but equal" on daily life. Students will examine, interpret, and discuss a series of five images dealing with segregation. Using this information they will write a persuasive letter to their city council. This lesson is designed to take one class period.
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Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 6, Indicator 1; The student analyzes the concept of "separate but equal is inherently unequal" in regard to the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and how it continues to impact the nation.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards:
- RH.6-8.1: The student cites specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
- WHST.6-8.1(b): The student writes arguments focused on discipline-specific content. (b) To support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
- WHST.6-8.4: The student will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.