EXPLORING THE PROMISE OF BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION 50 YEARS LATER

Correlations of Lessons to National Standards


Civics Standards

 

Lessons

1

2

3

4

5

6

Understands the concept of a constitution, the various purposes that constitutions serve, and the conditions that contribute to the establishment and maintenance of constitutional government

 

x

x

 

 

 

Understands the importance of Americans sharing and supporting certain values, beliefs, and principles of American constitutional democracy

x

x

x

x

x

x

Understands the roles of voluntarism and organized groups in American social and political life

 

x

x

 

x

x

Understands the role of diversity in American life and the importance of shared values, political beliefs, and civic beliefs in an increasingly diverse American society

x

x

x

x

x

x

Understands the character of American political and social conflict and factors that tend to prevent or lower its intensity

x

x

x

 

 

x

Understands issues concerning the disparities between ideals and reality in American political and social life

x

x

x

x

x

x

Understands the role and importance of law in the American constitutional system and issues regarding the judicial protection of individual rights

 

x

x

x

 

x

Geography Standards

 

Lessons

1

2

3

4

5

6

Understands the concept of regions

 

x

x

x

 

 

History Standards

Historical Understanding

Lessons

1

2

3

4

5

6

Understands the historical perspective

x

x

x

 

 

x

U.S. History

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understands the struggle for racial and gender equality and for the extension of civil liberties

x

x

x

 

 

x

Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in the contemporary United States

 

 

 

x

x

 

Language Arts Standards

Writing

Lessons

1

2

3

4

5

6

Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process

 

x

 

x

 

x

Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing

 

x

 

x

 

x

Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions

 

x

 

x

 

x

Gathers and uses information for research purposes

 

x

x

x

x

x

Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

x

x

x

x

x

x

Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts

x

x

x

x

x

x

Listening and Speaking

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes

x

x

x

x

x

x

Viewing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media

x

x

 

 

 

 

Life Skills Standards

Working With Others

Lessons

1

2

3

4

5

6

Contributes to the overall effort of a group

 

x

x

x

 

x

Works well with diverse individuals and in diverse situations

 

x

x

x

x

x

Displays effective interpersonal communication skills

 

x

x

x

x

x

Mathematics Standards

 

Lessons

1

2

3

4

5

6

Understands and applies basic and advanced concepts of statistics and data analysis

 

 

 

x

 

 

Visual Arts Standards

 

Lessons

1

2

3

4

5

6

Understands the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

x

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education, by John S. Kendall and Robert J. Marzano (2000, 3rd ed.): Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), Aurora, CO; www.mcrel.org/standards

 




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