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Grade 12 - 10 - Poor People's Campaign Today

teaches Common Core State Standards RH.11-12.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RH.11-12.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12/4

Grade 12 - 10 - Poor People's Campaign Today

The Poor People's Campaign was the organizing force behind the 1968 Poor People's March on Washington, D.C.  This march included thousands of America's poor living at Resurrection City on the National Mall for six weeks and several large organized marches. After the summer of 1968, the driving forces behind the Poor People's Campaign worked on other aspects of the Civil Rights movement.  The 50th anniversary of the Poor People's March in 2018 provided a revival of the Poor People's Campaign with many of the same goals. In this lesson students will examine the the current fundamental principles of the Poor People's Campaign. The students will be recording their thinking on the "Then and Now" handout throughout the activity.

Grade 12 Government DC Scope and Sequence:

DC Content Power Standards

  • 12.6.4: Describe the means that citizens use to participate in the political process (e.g., voting, campaigning, lobbying, filing a legal challenge, demonstrating, petitioning, picketing, and running for political office).

DC Content Supporting Standards

  • 12.8.4: Understand the obligations of civic-mindedness, including voting, being informed on civic issues, volunteering and performing public service, and serving in the military or alternative service.

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

  • D4.7: Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.