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Grade 3 - 7 - Statehood for Washington, D.C.

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.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3/2/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.3.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/3

Grade 3 - 7 - Statehood for Washington, D.C.

This lesson focuses on the differences between home rule and statehood, specifically pertaining to Washington, D.C.

Students . . .

  • learn what statehood means.
  • review the Home Rule Act of 1973 and H.R. 51: The D.C. Statehood Bill.
  • compare and contrast statehood and D.C. Home Rule.
  • explain how Washington, D.C. would change if it became a state.

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 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.

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

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