Grade 5

Did the Supreme Court Help Make People More Equal?

Historians find evidence. In this lesson, students will investigate how people used the Supreme Court to fight discrimination. They will learn about the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting laws and research its decisions on important issues in the years after the Civil War. Students will compare the Court’s decisions and apply evidence and reasoning to answer the mystery question: "Did the Supreme Court help make people more equal?

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