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Grade 5 - 8 - Quaker Collaboration with the Poor People's Campaign

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.5.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/5/7
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/10

Grade 5 - 8 - Quaker Collaboration with the Poor People's Campaign

In this lesson, students are learn about the Quaker Religious Society of Friends, specifically in connection with the Poor People's Campaign. Students discuss who the Quaker are and what they want to accomplish. Students learn about Quaker beliefs and efforts. Students learn about the arrest of Quakers on the U.S. Capitol steps on June 28, 1968 and analyze a list of those who were arrested. Students track their thinking and learning with an organizer. At the end of the lesson, students express their understanding with an exit ticket. This lesson references topics from the DCPS Social Studies Scope and Sequence 5th-grade Unit 4 inquiry arc, “What is the best way to promote change?”

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 5.14.3: Identify key leaders in the struggle to extend equal rights to all Americans through the decades (e.g., Mary McLeod Bethune, Ella Jo Baker, César Chávez, Frederick Douglass, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, Charles Houston, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Carlos Montes, Baker Motley, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Reies López Tijerina).

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

  • D2.His.2: Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.