Cultural Literacy: Brown v. Board of Education

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on the on the Brown versus Board of Education case. This is a full-page worksheet with a two-paragraph–six-sentence–reading and six comprehension questions. This document joins a number of other materials (including, apparently, an earlier version of this document) on Brown, which you can find here by searching “Brown v Board.”

Depending on what you need you students to know about this landmark civil rights case, however belated even in 1954, this document will either provide you with a short but solid lesson (like most of the entries from The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, this one packs a lot of information into a a pair of short paragraphs. But if you want students to understand that school segregation in the United States continues on a de facto basis, well, you’ll need something a little stronger, so to speak.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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