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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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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