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Grade 12 - 7 - Early Leaders for D.C. Independence

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 - 7 - Early Leaders for D.C. Independence

This lesson focuses on early advocates for Washington, D.C. Home Rule.

Students . . .

  • identify specific leaders who supported Washington, D.C.'s independence including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon Baines Johnson, and Walter Washington.
  • express their understanding with an exit ticket.

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 12.DC.16: Students identify key milestones 1 and efforts that led greater self-government and suffrage for Washington, D.C. residents.
  • 12.DC.17: Students identify key people 2 who were civic and political leaders in Washington, D.C. during the second half of the 20th century.
  • 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.

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

  • D2.Civ.3.9-12. Analyze the impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements on the maintenance of national and international order.
  • D2.Civ.4.9-12. Explain how the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of government that has powers, responsibilities, and limits that have changed over time and that are still contested.
  • 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.