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Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Researh

Founded by the Brown family, this site provides information about the Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka Supreme Court Decision from 1954. Included are materials for children, short interviews, resource links, and a comprehensive online exhibit entitled "In Pursuit of Freedom and Equality: Kansas and the African American Public School Experience, 1855-1955."

Published by Brown Foundation for Equity, Excellence and Research in 1996-2007

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12, Junior/Community College, University
Curriculum Areas:History/Social Science
Themes/Keywords: Brown vs Board of Education


Vocabulary
equality, segregation, separate but equal, Monroe School


Essential Question(s)
1. What comprises and equitable education for all of America's children?

Discussion Question(s)
1. Can segregated schools provide a good education for their students?
2. What are the events that led up to the Brown v Board of Education decision?
3. What current events seem to be reversing the 1954 Supreme Court decision?

Extension and Activities
1. Challenge students to review the Exhibit information and share their thoughts about the time and efforts it took to reach the Brown v Board of Education decision.
2. Suggest that students research the current decision by the Supreme Court to exclude race as a determinant of racial balance within schools and compare their findings to the arguments included in the Brown v Board of Education ruling.


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