Analysis of Shelby County v. Holder
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New February 2023! Three legal experts offer their opinions about challenges to the Preclearance Provision.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Civil Rights-73**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • This video presents several sides to legal challenges to the Preclearance Provision. Have your students research and take a position for a debate about the sides presented.
  • There are many first person Civil Rights videos on the Educate.Today website; use the keyword “Civil Rights.” Use the videos as prompts for think pair share activities, jigsaws, small group discussions, journaling, and dramatic play. Their stories are also available for individual study, research projects or National History Day projects.


To learn more about voting rights, check out the full program this segment is edited from: Constitution Day: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Its Current Implications 2. (Unique ID: Civil Rights-4)

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.