Hello students! Today we will be going on a webquest to learn about public school segregation and integration. We will discuss what segregation in public schools means. We will learn about Brown V. Board of education and what the first days of desegregation looked like. We will talk about Ruby Bridges and her experience with desegregation. Lastly, we will think about segregation in our comminity today.
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Click on the links below to explore videos on segregation in public schools:
|Fill in the blank bank:|
|When black and white people are seperate.|
Equal rights for all people, no matter what race.
- Segregation is _______________________.
- Civil rights are ________________________.
- What are the problems with segregtation?
Click on the links below to learn about Brown V. Board of Education:
"Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a court case about segregation in United States public schools. Segregation means keeping Blacks and whites separate. In 1954 the United States Supreme Court decided that public schools should not be segregated (BRITTANICA, 2020)."
Click on the links below to explore Ruby Bridges and her personal accounts of desergregation in public schools:
Integration means: Both White and Black children attending the same school.
Important figures in public school desegreagtion and the civil rights movement:
- Julia Matilda Burns was a teacher during desegregation. She talks about protests at public schools by people who did not want Black and White children to attend the same school.
- John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove were highschool students in 1951. They organized a walkout, where they protested unequal treatment of Black students. A walkout is a type of protest where people leave a place together to protest something.
Think about what you have learned about segregation.
How do you think the Black children felt being forced to go to seperate schools from the white children?
How do you think the Black children felt starting at a newly desegregated school?
Do you think the Black children were treated equally in the desegregated schools?
Do you think Black and White children are treated equally today?
Create an illustration to show what you have learned about segregation. Use details in your drawing. On the back of your drawing please write two questions you still have about segregation or desegregation. We will talk about our completed drawings in class.
John Dudley, Eleanor Stewart, Charles Jarmon, Frances Suggs, Harold Suggs, and Samuel Dove oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hyattsville, Maryland, 2013 June 28. (n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2020, from https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669195/
Mobytherobot. (2020, June 11). Civil Rights: A Kid-Friendly Explainer | BrainPOP. Retrieved December 12, 2020, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT3EIKmKpaQ
Ruby Bridges Goes to School. (n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2020, from https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/video/ruby-bridges-goes-to-school/
StateBarofGeorgia. (2016, May 21). Brown v. Board of Education (1954) | Separate Is NOT Equal. Retrieved December 12, 2020, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX9Dmo24_cc
Wnycradio. (2016, May 19). Kids Talk About Segregation. Retrieved December 12, 2020, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sff2N8rez_8