Investigating Education and Economic Opportunity

Discover historical fundamental shifts that created today’s current imbalance within these institutions of learning toward people of color.

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VideoCopies of this film can be borrowed from YCCS.Tell them We Are Rising:The StoryInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ResourceAfrican-American Experience and Issues of Race and Racism in U.S. SchoolsA compilation of resources on the topicInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ResourceCivil Rights Movement in VirginiaA website resource for teaching the evolution of education for Blacks in Virginia. The Closing of Prince Edward County's Schools depicts how this county responded to Brown vs BoardInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
LessonA Time for Sight: The Debate over Color Blindness and Race-Consciousness in School Integration PolicyADL offers a four-part lesson that examines the debate over school integration within the broader context of the Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 and the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, AK in 1957.Investigating Education and Economic Opportunity
VideoThe Struggle for African American EducationAfrican American EducationInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
VideoThe History of African American EducationAfrican American EducationInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ResourceAmerican Indian Experience, Issues, and ResourcesAmerican Indian Experience, Issues, and ResourcesInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ResourceAsian-American Experience, Issues, and ResourcesAsian-American Experience, Issues, and ResourcesInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
VideoBlack American Struggle for EducationBlack American Struggle for EducationInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
VideoRaise Up Project - "Brown VS. Board of Education"Brown vs. Board of Ed.Investigating Education and Economic Opportunity
VideoCopies of this film can be borrowed from YCCS.The Road to Brown: tells the story of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the Civil Rights movement. Investigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ResourceHip Hop, Popular Music and EducationHip Hop, Popular Music and EducationInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ReadingHistorical Perspective: The Struggle for Equal Opportunity in EducationHistorical Perspective: The Struggle for Equal Opportunity in EducationInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
LessonThe Real Monopoly: America's Racial Wealth DivideIn this lesson, students will get a glimpse of the long-term economic effects of race-based policies that have limited the economic opportunities of African Americans, Native Americans, and other communities of color. Investigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ResourceLatino Experience, Issues, and ResourcesLatino Experience, Issues, and ResourcesInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ResourceBrown v. Board at Fifty: “With an Even Hand”
A Century of Racial Segregation, 1849–1950
Library of Congress resource. “With an Even Hand” is divided into three sections. The exhibition examines precedent-setting court cases that laid the ground work for the Brown v. Board decision, explores the Supreme Court argument and the public's response to it, and closes with an overview of this profound decision's aftermath. The exhibition features more than one hundred items from the Library's extensive holdings on this subject, including books, documents, photographs, personal papers, manuscripts, maps, music, films, political cartoons, and prints. A film compilation captures the historic events and highlights media coverage of the struggle for desegregation.Investigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ReadingHow Racism Affects Black and Brown Students in Public Schools
Minorities are suspended more and less likely to be pegged as giftedInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
ReadingSelf-Taught
African American Education in Slavery and Freedom
Self-Taught
African American Education in Slavery and Freedom
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LessonThe African American Struggle for Education
Teaching with Primary Sources
This is a unit of study with lessons that provide insight into the historic fight for the education of Blacks here in the United States. The lessons start with the educational rights of slaves and end at the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education and the current state of educationInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
LessonLooking Back Reaching Forward: Exploring the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education in Contemporary TimesThis is an anchor lesson/unit for teaching Investigating Education and Economic Opportunity. Unit includes 6 lesson developed by the Anti-Defa
mation League.
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ResourceWhat is the School-to-Prison Pipeline?This lesson provides an opportunity for students to understand more about the School-to-Prison Pipeline, learn about its history and evolution and begin to plan some activities to teach others about it and take action.Investigating Education and Economic Opportunity
LessonThe First Amendment in Public SchoolsUnit with 4 lesson on first amendment rightsInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
LessonYouth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality: Instructor’s GuideYouth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality: Instructor’s GuideInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity
VideoProtect Public Education - Stop Betsy DeVos!
Discover how the DeVos effect has harmed families and the education system in Michigan
Discover how the DeVos effect has harmed families and the education system in MichiganInvestigating Education and Economic Opportunity