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Lesson plan

Grade 5 - 6 - Hunger Wall Mural

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

Grade 5 - 6 - Hunger Wall Mural

In this lesson, students will learn about the Hunger Wall, a mural found at the center of Resurrection City, as part of the Poor People's Campaign.  Students will analyze the words and images found on the wall, interpreting the ideas and emotion behind them.  Students will watch a video, capturing a combined project between the DC Library and artists, to commemorate the Hunger Wall and the Poor People's Campaign of 1968.  Afterwards, students will create their own poster, advocating for change related to an important issue.  

Prepare in Advance:

Materials will be needed for the making on posters. Materials should include: poster paper, glue sticks a random assortment of newspapers, magazines, and printed images from the DIGDC Poor People's Campaign Collection, and markers.

DC Content Power Standards:  

5.14.1: Describe the proliferation of the Civil Rights movement of African Americans from the churches of the rural South to the urban North.

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.