Ch 6: Civil Rights in American Government Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Civil Rights in American Government chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the history and evolution of civil rights in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Civil Rights in American Government chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Civil rights History of civil rights efforts from post-Civil War to the mid-20th century
Tuesday Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS The Brown vs. Board of Ed decision, ramifications of the ruling, strengths and weaknesses of the civil rights movement post-Brown
Wednesday Minority civil rights The civil rights of minorities like Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, gays and lesbians
Thursday Civil rights for women and Americans with disabilities Civil rights goals, struggles and achievements for women and Americans with disabilities
Friday The Fourteenth Amendment The Fourteenth Amendment, equal protection, strict vs. intermediate scrutiny

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Civil Rights in American Government Lesson Plans
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The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

1. The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview

Most people know that a major victory for civil rights was won when the slaves were freed after the American Civil War, but that was just the beginning. In this lesson, we'll look at civil rights and the Civil Rights Movement in America.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

2. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas: Definition, Decision & Significance

In this lesson, we will learn about the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. We will take an in-depth look at the facts surrounding Brown and the aftermath of the decision.

The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

3. The Civil Rights of Other Minorities: Issues & Actions Taken

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of several smaller minority groups. We will take a closer look at the background of basic human civil rights, how the groups are fighting for their rights and what they mean to society today.

The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

4. The Civil Rights of Women: Timeline, Leaders & Ongoing Issues

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of women. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

5. The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

6. Equal Protection Under The Fourteenth Amendment: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, we will learn about the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. We will take a closer look at the history behind this clause, what it contains and what it means to society today.

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