University of Florida and Integration: Lesson Plan

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University of Florida and Integration: Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan engages with the 9th-12th Grade Sunshine State and Florida Standards and doubles as a Document Based Question (DBQ) for AP U.S. History courses in high school. The resources provided allow for the instructor to pair their textbooks and knowledge about the Civil Rights movement and desegregation with secondary (podcast) and primary sources. This allows students to develop the necessary analysis skills that will be required of them in a college/university setting. This can also be used by university instructors as an assignment for the same purposes.

Standards

SS.912.A.1: Use research and inquiry skills to analyze American history using primary and secondary sources.

  • SS.912.A.1.1: Describe the importance of historiography, which includes how historical knowledge is obtained and transmitted, when interpreting events in history.

SS.912.A.7: Understand the rise and continuing international influence of the United States as a world leader and the impact of contemporary social and political movements on American life.

  • SS.912.A.7.8: Analyze significant Supreme Court decisions relating to integration, busing, affirmative action, the rights of the accused, and reproductive rights.
  • SS.912.A.7.7: Assess the building of coalitions between African Americans, whites, and other groups in achieving integration and equal rights.
    • SS.912.A.7.Su.h: Recognize the importance of landmark Supreme Court cases, such as integration—Brown v. Board of Education (1954), affirmative action—Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978), rights of the accused—Gideon v. Wainright (1963), and reproductive rights—Roe v. Wade (1973).

Lesson Goals

According to the documents below, how does the Florida Legislature justify the “unconstitutionality” of Brown vs Board of Education of 1954?

In what ways does the case of Orchard Villa Elementary showcase the tactics white Floridians used to deny blacks entry to their schools?

How does the University of Florida integration stand out from Orchard Villa?

How do the approaches towards integration differ?

Keywords

Civil Rights, Desegregation, Florida, University of Florida, Orchard Villa Elementary, Miami, Gainesville, Primary Source, Secondary Source

Contributor

Google Newspaper Archive, Florida Congress, Florida Memory

Date Created

10-5-2016

Abstract

This lesson plan engages with the 9th-12th Grade Sunshine State and Florida Standards and doubles as a Document Based Question (DBQ) for AP U.S. History courses in high school. The resources provided allow for the instructor to pair their textbooks and knowledge about the Civil Rights movement and desegregation with secondary (podcast) and primary sources. This allows students to develop the necessary analysis skills that will be required of them in a college/university setting. This can also be used by university instructors as an assignment for the same purposes.

Language

English

Department

Public History

Unit

Public History

University of Florida and Integration: Lesson Plan

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