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Below is a sample breakdown of the Education Court Cases and Documents 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||Morrill Land-Grant Acts||Relationship between the Morrill Land-Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890 and the growth of colleges and universities in the United States|
|Tuesday||Brown vs. the Board of Education and A Nation at Risk||Consequences of the Supreme Court's decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, KS, case for segregated schools; impact of A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform, groundbreaking report from President Ronald Reagan's Commission on Excellence in Education|
|Wednesday||Education for All Handicapped Children and IDEA Acts||Equality mandates found in the Education for All Handicapped Children Act; history and in-depth look at the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)|
|Thursday||Goals 2000 and No Child Left Behind||Reforms in standards-based education; advantages and disadvantages of the No Child Left Behind legislation|
|Friday||Free Speech; Gender equality in schools||Impact of the Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent Community School District on free speech in schools; overview of Title IX education amendment and its influence on gender equality in schools|
1. A Nation At Risk: Summary & Effects on Education
In 1983, President Reagan put out a report that said that, thanks to declining education, America was at risk. What did the report say? And was the country really at risk? In this lesson, we'll examine the contents, impact, and criticism of the report.
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. Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact
With all the different types of people out there, how do we make sure that every child gets a good education? In this lesson, we'll examine one of the laws that tries to answer that question: the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.
4. Goals 2000: Summary & End
There was a time when the federal government really didn't have much to do with education. But Goals 2000 changed all that, as it laid out national educational goals. In this lesson, we'll examine what those goals were and the impact they had.
5. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary
It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.
6. Morrill Land-Grant Acts: Impact on the Growth of Colleges & Universities
Ever wonder how colleges and universities were started? In this lesson, we'll look at the Morrill Land-Grant Acts and how they contributed to the establishment of many American colleges, including state universities and historically black colleges.
7. No Child Left Behind: Summary, Pros & Cons
The No Child Left Behind Act has been both influential and controversial since it was first passed over a decade ago. But what exactly is it? In this lesson, we'll explore the No Child Left Behind Act, including its pros and cons.
8. Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District: Impact on Free Speech in Schools
How much control do schools have over what students say and do? This lesson examines the First Amendment limits in education, and the court case (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District) that changed those limits.
9. Title IX & Gender Equity: Definition & Facts
Many people have heard of Title IX with regards to athletics, but did you know that it goes way beyond just letting girls play sports? In this lesson, we'll examine the scope of Title IX and its impact on education and gender equality.
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