Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Lesson Plan

This mini-lesson covers the basics of the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned “separate but equal” in public schools. Students learn about segregation and “equality under the law,” and they use what they learned to craft compound sentences following a structured format.


  • Describe segregation and the 14th Amendment “equal protection of the law”
  • Identify the main arguments put forth in the case.
  • Describe the Supreme Court’s decision and analysis.
  • Identify the impact of the Court’s decision.
  • Write compound sentences