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Ch 3: Civil Rights in Political Science Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Civil Rights in Political Science chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach 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 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 minoritiesCivil 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

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: Civil Rights in Political Science 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.

De Facto Segregation: Definition & Examples

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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