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Grade 3 - 5 - Home Rule Day Rally: July 17 ,1966

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 - 5 - Home Rule Day Rally: July 17 ,1966

This lesson focuses on the Washington, D.C. protests that revolved around the district gaining independence as a state.

Students . . . 

  • make connections between various groups of community members and leaders who protested for D.C.'s independence.
  • complete a Who, What, Where, Why, When graphic organizer to track their thinking across the lesson.
  • express their understanding with an exit ticket, stating what the impact of the Home Rule Day Rally was to the District of Columbia Home Rule Act.

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 3.2: Students understand the basic structure of the Washington, D.C. government.
  • 3.2.2: Explain why it is necessary for communities to have governments (e.g., governments provide order and protect rights).
  • 3.2.3: Identify the different ways people in a community can influence their local government (e.g., by voting, running for office, testifying at hearings, or participating in meetings).
  • 3.4. Emphasizing the most significant differences, students describe Washington, D.C. at the end of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
  • 3.4.5. Identify and research outstanding statements of moral and civic principles made in Washington, D.C., as well as the leaders who delivered them, that contributed to the struggle to extend equal rights to all Americans (e.g., Lincoln and his second inaugural address, Frederick Douglass and his speech against lynching at the Metropolitan AME Church, Martin Luther King Jr. and his speeches at the Lincoln Memorial in 1957 and 1963, and Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales at the Poor People’s March).

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

  • D2.Civ.3.3-5: Examine the origins and purposes of rules, laws, and key U.S. constitutional provisions.
  • 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.
  • D2.Civ.12.3-5: Explain how rules and laws change society and how people change rules and laws.
  • D2.Civ.14.3-5: Illustrate historical and contemporary means of changing society.