Sarah A. Huett Subject/Course: U. S. History Grade(s): Grade 11



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Sarah A. Huett U.S. History Lesson Plan T.I.S.D.

TEKS Lesson Plan/Unit Plan

Texarkana Independent School District

Teacher: Sarah A. Huett Subject/Course: U.S. History

Grade(s): Grade 11 Time frame: 45 minutes or less



Re-Teach Lesson Plan Number: 18
Topic/Process: TAKS Review: Supreme Court Cases
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): US17 A

(17)  Government. The student understands the impact of constitutional issues on American society in the 20th century. The student is expected to:

(A)  analyze the effects of 20th-century landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as Brown v. Board of Education, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, and Reynolds v. Sims;
TAKS: US17 A

(17)  Government. The student understands the impact of constitutional issues on American society in the 20th century. The student is expected to:

(A)  analyze the effects of 20th-century landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as Brown v. Board of Education, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, and Reynolds v. Sims;

Concepts

Enduring Understandings/Generalizations/Principles

The student will understand that

Constitutionalism

Constitutionalism is open to interpretation. The Supreme Court determines constitutionalism.

Government

Government often reflects societies’ beliefs and values.

Rights

Rights may have limits.

Sequence of Activities (Instructional Strategies):
1. Activity: Divide students into groups and assign each group one of the following

Supreme Court cases: Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Board of Education,



Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke, Reynolds vs. Sims, Koresmatsu vs. United States, Dred Scott vs. Sanford.
Have each group create a brief outline of the case on butcher paper. Be sure

that the students include the following: date, issues, facts, decision, effect of

the decision.
When each group is finished, have them present their case to the class.
Assessment of Activities:
Classroom Observation

Classroom Discussion

Presentation
Prerequisite Skills:
Key Vocabulary:
Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Board of Education, Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke, Reynolds vs. Sims, Koresmatsu vs. United States, Dred Scott vs. Sanford
Materials/Resources Needed:
Textbook, notes, pens, markers, butcher paper
Teacher Notes:
Sample Test Questions:
1. In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruled that-
A. it was okay to have separate black and white schools as long as they provided

and equal education

B. separate black and white schools were always unequal

C. black and whites should go to separate schools

D. blacks and whites should live in separate neighborhoods
2. Following the Brown v. Board of Education ruling -

A. African Americans tried to integrate buses

B. Arkansas’ Little Rock High School was shut down

C. federal marshals were used to enforce integration



D. all of the above


Project developed and delivered through a Collaborative Research Grant between Texarkana Independent School District and TAMU-T Regents’ Initiative.


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