We are moving our free videos to YouTube and retiring student functionality on 7/15. Learn more

Lesson plan

Grade 3 - 5 - Children at Resurrection City

teaches Common Core State Standards W.3.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.3.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/7

Grade 3 - 5 - Children at Resurrection City

This lesson asks students to consider what life was like for children living in Resurrection City during the 1968 Poor People's Campaign. Students discuss whether or not children should be involved in protests. After learning about the Poor People's Campaign, students analyze the role that children played in the protest. Students evaluate photographs to discern what was life like for children living in Resurrection City. Students track their learning on a handout throughout the lesson and express their understanding with an exit ticket. This lesson references topics from the DCPS Social Studies Scope and Sequence 3rd-grade Unit 3 inquiry arc, "Who Changes D.C.?" 

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 3.4.2: Construct a chronological explanation of key people and events that were important in shaping the character of Washington, D.C., during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
  • 3.4.3: Understand the unique nature of Washington, D.C., as the nation’s capital, a multicultural urban city, and the jurisdiction that provides the state and local government for its residents.                                              
  • 3.4.5: Identify and research outstanding statements of moral and civic principles made in Washington, D.C., as well as the leaders who delivered them, that contributed to the struggle to extend equal rights to all Americans (e.g., Lincoln and his second inaugural address, Frederick Douglass and his speech against lynching at the Metropolitan AME Church, Martin Luther King Jr. and his speeches at the Lincoln Memorial in 1957 and 1963, and Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales at the Poor People’s March).

C3 Framework Indicators and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies: 

  • D2.Civ.14: Illustrate historical and contemporary means of changing society.
  • D2.His.2: Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.