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Timeline/Calendar

This is an example of how the lesson plans could be taught within a nine week period. The calendar includes all cases to be taught during the nine weeks as well.

Week

Essential question

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week One:

What role has the US Supreme Court taken on Civil Rights?

How was race viewed by the Supreme Court during this time period?

What do you think about the Dred Scott Decision?

Dred Scott v. Sandford 

Week Two:

What role has the US Supreme Court taken on Civil Rights?

How was race viewed by the Supreme Court during this time period?

 

 

 

Plessy v. ferguson

Week Three:

Is there a difference in the Supreme Court ruling between Plessy v. Ferguson and Dred Scott v. Sandford?

Is the notion of separate but equal resolved in the USA?

Is separate but equal unconstitutional?

 

Plessy v. Ferguson & Dred Scott v. Sanford    

Week Four:

How has the notion of race impacted decisions by the US Supreme Court?

Is race the determining factor in most civil rights cases?

Should race impact civil rights supreme court cases?

Frontiero v. richardson

Week Five:

Has the notion of race impacted decisions by the US Supreme Court?

Is race the determining factor in most civil rights cases?

Should race impact supreme court cases?

 

Mclaughlin v. Florida 

Week Six:

Why did it take so long for Plessy v. Ferguson to be overturned by Brown v. Board of Education?

What does this ruling suggest about the Supreme Court?

Does the US still practice forms of segregation? Is it constitutional or unconstitutional?

Introduction to Brown v. the board of education

Week seven:

What does this ruling suggest about the Supreme Court?

Does the US still practice forms of segregation? Is it constitutional?

Is it  unconstitutional to have forms of segregation in present day?

Brown v. Board of Education

Week eight:

How has the Supreme Court evolved within the notion of race and civil rights?

Does this Supreme Court Case have any precedent on gay marriage?

What is the notion of equal protection? Does it apply to everyone at all times?

Loving v. Virginia 

Week nine:

How has the Supreme Court evolved within the notion of race and civil rights?

Does this Supreme Court Case have any precedent on gay marriage?

What is the notion of equal protection? Does it apply to everyone at all times?

Loving v. virginia 

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