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Grade 12 - 4 - Timeline of D.C. Home Rule History

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.11-12.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/11-12/1
teaches Common Core State Standards W.11-12.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/11-12/4
teaches Common Core State Standards W.11-12.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/11-12/2
teaches Common Core State Standards RI.11-12.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/11-12/7

Grade 12 - 4 - Timeline of D.C. Home Rule History

This lesson focuses on a 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. The events summarize Washington, D.C.’s  journey to Home Rule. 

Students . . .

  • track the events discussed in the lesson on a timeline handout.
  • summarize the history of Home Rule in Washington, D.C.

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 12.DC.22.6: Review the reasons why Washington, D.C. residents do not have voting representation in Congress, and assess the prospects for current efforts to get congressional representation for the District.
  • 12.DC.16: Students identify key milestones and efforts that led to greater self-government and suffrage for Washington, D.C. residents.

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

  • D2.Civ.12.9-12. Analyze how people use and challenge local, state, national, and international laws to address a variety of public issues.
  • D2.Civ.14.9-12. Analyze historical, contemporary, and emerging means of changing societies, promoting the common good, and protecting rights.