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The Color of Law: Creating Racially Segregated Communities

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan


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This lesson is the first lesson of the series The Color of Law: The Role of Government in Shaping Racial Inequity. In this lesson, students examine the local, state and federal policies that supported racially discriminatory practices and cultivated racially segregated housing.


At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • Explain how federal, state and local housing laws and policies advantaged white Americans throughout the 20th century, especially during the years from the Great Depression to the civil rights movement.

You may access the entire lesson plan on the Learning for Justice website here.

This resource is great for your summer reading lists. Learn more about summer reading here.



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