From the ADL Poster Series
"The Living Constitution" for use in junior high, senior
high, and college courses in American History, American Government,
Civics, Problems in American Democracy, World History, Political
Science, Law, Economics, Sociology, and Current Affairs.
Below, we suggest
some possible objectives but because of the range of grades, student
levels of sophistication, teaching styles and school curricula,
our suggestions have been kept to the basics. A detailed curriculum
can be prepared about the issue raised here.
teachers to share their approaches and strategies. Please send any
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will be able to explain how the poster reflects the racial policies
and attitudes in parts of the United States through the 1950's
will be able to formulate a hypothesis about the social impact
of racial segregation
will research and identify the various steps that were taken to
end these discriminatory practices
after the Civil War, some states required racially segregated schools,
hospitals, buses, restaurants, hotels, public restrooms, and drinking
fountains. In the 1950s and 1960s, Supreme Court decisions and new
Civil Rights laws would outlaw racial segregation.
"separate but equal"
v. Ferguson (1896).
v. Board of Education (1954).
Rights Law of 1964.
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the Supreme Court decisions in Plessy vs. Ferguson and Brown vs.
Board of Education. What were the Courtís findings in the two
cases separated by nearly 60 years? Pay particular attention to
the language of "separate but equal."
How have race
relations changed in America since the passage of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964? What has happened in such areas as employment, housing,
education, voting, and election to high office?
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