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Grade 12 - 6 - The Impact of Home Rule Day Rally

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 - 6 - The Impact of Home Rule Day Rally

This lesson focuses on the Home Rule Day Rally, an event that centered on self-governance for Washington, D.C.

Students . . .

  • make connections between the location and the timing of this protest for D.C.'s independence.
  • track their learning across the lesson using a graphic organizer.
  • 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:  

  • 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.