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O'Brien, Joseph E. – Social Studies, 2002
The U.S. Supreme Court is less visible to students than either Congress or the president. The Court's rulings on cases, however, are as influential on everyday life and on the political system as any bill passed by Congress or signed into law by the president. "Brown v. Board of Education," "Roe v. Wade," and "Bush v.…
Descriptors: Current Events, Court Litigation, Internet, Legislation
Greene, Mary Frances – 2000
On May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas." State-sanctioned segregation of public schools was declared a violation of the 14th Amendment and was unconstitutional. This historic decision marked the end of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Primary Sources, Public Schools
Keller, Clair W., Ed.; Schillings, Denny L., Ed. – 1987
This book provides a historical perspective on the changing nature of the United States Constitution and the society it has shaped. Part I focuses on the eighteenth century with chapters on the origins, writing, and ratification of the Constitution. Activities are designed to help students think about the difficulties associated with the creation…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
Fauver, Bill; Ruderman, Jim – 1991
This unit focuses on the school integration case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (Kansas), and its immediate aftermath. The Supreme Court's 1954 decision was a catalyst for civil rights activism along a broad front over the ensuing decades. The decision and its implementation have stood as a model for similar social and political action…
Descriptors: Black Education, Blacks, Constitutional History, Desegregation Litigation
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Page, Melvin; And Others – Update on Law-Related Education, 1991
Outlines class activities to help students understand how the U.S. Supreme Court reaches its decisions and how the decisions change over time. Includes objectives, resources, issues and questions, procedures, and evaluations. Suggests that students will learn the facts and issues of important civil rights cases and form opinions on the decisions.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
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Roach, Carol – Update on Law-Related Education, 1990
Presents the story of Linda Brown and the Supreme Court case of "Brown v. Board of Education" for a classroom activity on segregation and discrimination. Stimulates discussion and critical thinking, and provides a historical understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment and the segregation issue. (NL)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Discrimination
Lengel, James G. – Social Studies Newsletter, 1983
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: Seven interactive computer programs are available to help with the study of American History. They cover the period of the 17th century up through the present day, and involve a variety of approaches to instruction. These programs were conceived and programmed by Jim Lengel, a former state social…
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Court Litigation