Civil Rights Supreme Court Cases Every Child Should Know

In 2018 we had the opportunity to collaborate on a significant book project: Civil Rights Then and Now. For Black History Month, we want to share an excerpt of this publication we are so proud to be a part of. Here are 14 Civil Rights Supreme Court cases that every kid should know.

From slavery through the 1960s, this timeline brings to light events that have shaped the United States. This timeline begins December 6, 1865 with the 13th Amendment ratified, officially abolishing slavery. And it ends with the Loving v. Virginia case of 1967.

14 Civil Rights Supreme Court Cases Every Child Should Know

This is a guide for parents and educators who worry about broaching the topics of racism, discrimination, and prejudice. It is also a valuable resource and helpful launchpad to address the issues of social justice and civil rights. Use these Supreme Court cases in your lesson plans to educate them . Help your students examine the influence of the past and its relation to present day issues. These cases will spark conversations about subjects that we can no longer afford to ignore.

Civil Rights Supreme Court Cases

Interested in more resources on Civil Rights? Take a look at Civil Rights Then and Now: A Timeline of the Fight for Equality in America, written by our very own Kristina Brooke Daniele. The book includes questions for comprehension, essay prompts, and short answer questions to help students engage with the topics discussed in the book. Kristina has written some of our most popular lesson plans on the website, especially 10 Black Women Pioneers To Know For Black History Month.


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