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Bus to the Burbs

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Title:Bus to the Burbs

Instructional Web page recommended for grades six through twelve featuring an excerpt from the 2004 program "La Plaza: Bus to the Burbs." Ten years after the Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional, the vast majority of American schools remained segregated. In Boston, a group of black parents began busing their children to better schools in predominantly white neighborhoods. The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunities (METCO) busing program remains a strategy for integration today. This video segment from La Plaza: Bus to the Burbs takes a closer look at the METCO program.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Collection funded by: Opensource.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans in Teachers Domain using this resource: Re-Examining Brown; Strategies for an Equal Education.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Historical works (Nonfiction) | MovingImage
Subjects:Busing for school integration--Massachusetts--Boston | Students--Massachusetts--Boston | Boston (Mass.)--Race relations | Minorities--Education | De facto school segregation--Massachusetts--Boston | Discrimination in education--Massachusetts--Boston | Plaza (Television Program) | Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (Boston, Mass.) | Social integration--Massachusetts--Boston | United States, Massachusetts, Suffolk County, Boston, 42.3584308, -71.0597732
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:La Plaza (WGBH) | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

Forms part of: La Plaza (WGBH Television Series).

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Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/osi04.soc.ush.civil.burbs/