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Bobby D. Gist

Students will be able to identify the pros and cons of affirmative action/equal opportunity employment.

Boykin Spaniels

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Boykin Spaniels.

Brigadier General Stephen Twitty

The students will be able to identify various regions of the United States and other locations in the world.

Brigadier General Stephen Twitty

The students will create an acrostic poem.

Brigadier General Stephen Twitty

The students will:  Be introduced to the life of Brigadier General Stephen M. Twitty. Be introduced to history of various 20th & 21st century wars involving the United States and their effects on our country. Discuss symbolism. Create a medal representing the qualities of bravery and freedom using a variety of different visuals and symbols using mixed media.

Briggs v. Elliott Curriculum

This curriculum guide and resource booklet was prepared by descendants of a few determined black people who lived in Clarendon County, South Carolina, during the 1940s. Their parents’ actions in a quest for equality, their efforts to get their piece of the “American Dream,” changed the course of United States history. The series of events that our foreparents started became the legal case of Briggs et al. v. Elliott et al. This was the first case to reach the United States Supreme Court that challenged the constitutionality of segregated educational facilities. This was the first lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of segregated educational facilities to reach the United States Supreme Court. Ultimately, Briggs v. Elliott became one of five cases argued before the Supreme Court as Brown et al v. Board of Education of Topeka, Shawnee County, KS, et al.

Brown v. Board: Five Communities That Changed America

This lesson is based on the National Historic Landmark Nominations, “Robert Russa Moton High School” (with photographs), “Sumner and Monroe Elementary Schools” (with photographs), “Howard High School” (with photographs),and “John Philip Sousa Middle School” (with photographs), as well as the National Register Nomination for “Summerton High School,” and the National Historic Landmark Survey theme study entitled Racial Desegregation in Public Education in the United States.

Objectives
1) To interpret the implication of the Plessy v. Ferguson court case to the history of segregated educational facilities in the United States.
2) To explain the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) role in the desegregation of public education in the United States. 
3) To describe the five cases constituting Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case. 
4) To evaluate the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case.
5) To determine the implications of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling on public schools in their own community. 

Brown versus Board of Education: Rhetoric and realities

In this lesson, students will listen to three oral histories that shed light on political and personal reactions toward the 1954 Supreme Court ruling Brown versus Board of Education. Though the ruling itself is not mentioned, words like “integration” and “forced busing” refer to the social outcomes as perceived by the speakers.

Build a Glider

Focus Question: How do you construct a glider that achieves neutral buoyancy in both fresh and salt water? Objectives: Students will: 1. Discuss content in relation to the need for neutral buoyancy for oceanic deployment of instrumentation such as a glider. 2. Design and construct a glider which is neutrally buoyant in fresh water. 3. Make necessary adjustments to enable the glider to remain neutrally buoyant in salt water 4. Understand some of the frustrations that research scientist face when testing their instruments.

Build Your Own Buoy

Basic Observation Buoy (BOB) is a floating platform with capacity to carry a suite of environmental sensors. BOBs can be moored to the ocean bottom in sheltered places with very small waves or to a dock in quiet waters. 

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