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Grade 3 - 10 - United in the Home Rule Movement

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.3.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/7
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.3.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.3.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/3

Grade 3 - 10 - United in the Home Rule Movement

This lesson focuses on different groups of Washingtonians who came together to fight for their right to Home Rule. Students  . . .

  • identify ways in which individuals can unite as one voice toward a common cause.
  • respond to the following prompt: “Why is it important for individuals to unite as one voice toward a common cause?”

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 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).                                      
  • 3.4.5: 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.14: Illustrate historical and contemporary means of changing society.
  • D2.His.2: Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.
  • D2.His.3.3-5. Generate questions about individuals and groups who have shaped significant historical changes and continuities.