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Grade 12 - 4 - Give Us Our Daily Bread Campaign

teaches Common Core State Standards RST.11-12.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RST/11-12/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RH.11-12.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12/7
teaches Common Core State Standards RH.11-12.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12/1

Grade 12 - 4 - Give Us Our Daily Bread Campaign

Quakers worked closely with the Poor People's Campaign to address issues of hunger for the poor in America. This activity is an analysis of a document entitled "Give Us Our Daily Bread..." which is included in the D.C. Public Library's Poor People's Campaign Collection. The document encourages people to voice their support of the Food Stamp Act of 1964 as it faced a critical time period in Congress during the summer of 1964.  The handout includes specific suggestions for contacting their congressman, facts and information to include in correspondence and an invitation to bring a freshly baked loaf of bread to members of Congress with their letter of support.  Students will be recording their learning on a "Give Us Our Daily Bread..." handout.

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.
  • 12.11.3: Explain the aims of government fiscal policies (taxation, borrowing, and spending) and their influence on production, employment, and price levels.

  • 12.7.3: Explain how public officials use the media to communicate with the citizenry and to shape public opinion.

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.