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Grade 12 - 3 - What Role, What Sacrifice?

teaches Common Core State Standards RST.11-12.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RST/11-12/5
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.11-12.5 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12/5
teaches Common Core State Standards RH.11-12.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12/2

Grade 12 - 3 - What Role, What Sacrifice?

One of the items in the DC Public Library's Poor People's Collection is an organizational sheet used in 1968 to help recruit volunteers for the Poor People's March that took place in Washington, D.C. that summer.  This unique artifact is an information sheet that an interested volunteer could complete and include tasks they were willing to contribute to the cause.  Students will examine the list and gain insight into the wide variety of opportunities for people who wanted to help with the efforts of the Poor People's Campaign. 

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.