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Lesson 9: How can I use the collections on DigDC?

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.11-12.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12/7
teaches Common Core State Standards RH.11-12.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12/1
teaches Common Core State Standards W.11-12.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/11-12/8

Lesson 9: How can I use the collections on DigDC?

This lesson instructs students on using DCPL's digitized Special Collections for research, which can be accessed through the DIGDC database. It references items and research topics from the 12-grade cornerstone project, When should people fight for change? 

Prepare in Advance:

Each student will need research questions and keywords, related to DC history.  

Ensure that technology is in place for individual research. Both the teacher and students will also need a DCPL library card number to login to databases.

If a student does not have a library card, he/she can apply here.

DC Content Power Standards:

  • 12.DC.10.2: Describe disturbances resulting from racial tensions.
  • 12.DC.10.3: Explain how African American leaders resisted discrimination.

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

  • D2.His.1.9-12: Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts. 
  • D2.His.14.9-12: Analyze multiple and complex causes and effects in the past.