We are moving our free videos to YouTube and retiring student functionality on 7/15. Learn more

Lesson plan

Grade 3 - 4 - Timeline of D.C. Home Rule History

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.3.1.d http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/3/1/d
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.3.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/3/1
teaches Common Core State Standards W.3.2.d http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3/2/d
teaches Common Core State Standards W.3.2.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3/2/b
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.3.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/3

Grade 3 - 4 - Timeline of D.C. Home Rule History

This lesson focuses on the timeline of Home Rule events from the establishment of the nation’s capital in 1790 through the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973.

Students . . .  

  • track the events discussed in the lesson on a timeline handout.
  •  summarize Washington, D.C.’s  journey to Home Rule.

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 3.2: Students understand the basic structure of the Washington, D.C. government.

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

  • D2.Civ.4.3-5. Explain how groups of people make rules to create responsibilities and protect freedoms.
  • D2.Civ.5.3-5. Explain the origins, functions, and structure of different systems of government, including those created by the U.S. and state constitutions.