1) Students will identify Earl Warren;
2) Explain the Supreme Court decision in the Brown Case;
3) Discuss the various ways in which Americans reacted to the decision.
In order to understand the Supreme Court’s reasoning in the Brown decision, have the class pretend they are the Court hearing the case. We will review the facts of the case, making sure that students understand the key terms involved.
2) Linda Brown
To facilitate discussion, mention that the court basically has to decide one of two ways 1) segregate schools, deny blacks equal protection of laws; or 2) segregate schools, do not deny blacks equal protection of the laws as long as the separate schools are equal.