Students will discuss what desegregation means. They will be introduced to the concept and what it meant for the United States. They will brainstorm as a group what it would have felt like if they went to school back then and what changes may have been made since then.
2 Direct Instruction
Students will view the following video on pbslearningmedia.org. It chronicles the conditions, events, and court cases leading up to the Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Ed.
3 Independent Practice
The students will work in small groups and begin to explore school desegregation on the historical scene investigation website. They will work through the lesson, explore the primary resources given to them and answer the questions provided. When they have finished they will be able to describe the first days of school desegregation in Kentucky and how the people in Kentucky experienced school desegregation.
4 Wrap up
The students will present their findings from the Historical Scene Investigation website. As a group they will discuss their findings and look at how each group responded to the questions.