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Below is a breakdown of the Civil Rights in Political Science 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;|
Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas
| Origins of civil rights in the Civil War, developments through the 1940s;|
Decision and significance of Supreme Court decision, rise of civil rights after the decision and decline in strength
|Tuesday||Civil rights of other minorities||Civil rights issues for Native Americans, gays and lesbians, Asian Americans and Latinos.|
|Wednesday||Civil rights of women||Timeline of civil rights efforts, leaders of the movement and ongoing issues|
|Thursday||Civil rights of Americans with disabilities||Judicial and legislative victories|
|Friday||The 14th amendment||Equal protection under the 14th amendment, strict scrutiny and 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.
7. De Facto Segregation: Definition & Examples
When the Civil War ended in 1865, so did slavery; but segregation, the practice of separating the races in America through a variety of means, was born. Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made the practice illegal, de facto segregation continued to separate African American and white Americans in everyday life.
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