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Grade 12 - 6 - Economic Bill of Rights

teaches Common Core State Standards RI.11-12.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12/9
teaches Common Core State Standards RST.11-12.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RST/11-12/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.11-12.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12/2

Grade 12 - 6 - Economic Bill of Rights

In advance of the Poor People's Campaign protest in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 1968, a group of Civil Rights leaders met to create a list of economic-based demands to help the poor in America.  This group was named the "Committee of 100" and their list of five economic demands became known as the "Economic Bill of Rights".  In this lesson students will examine the five parts of the Economic Bill of Rights and discuss if progress has been made on each of the parts. Students will be recording their learning on an "Economic Bill of Rights" handout.

Grade 12 Government DC Scope and Sequence:

DC Content Power Standards

  • 12.11.1: Explain how the role of government in a market economy includes providing for national defense, addressing environmental concerns, defining and enforcing property rights, attempting to make markets more competitive, and protecting consumer rights.

DC Content Supporting Standards

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

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

  • D1.1: Explain how a question reflects an enduring issue in the field.