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Grade 12 - 10 - Leaders in Washington, D.C.'s Campaign for Statehood

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 - 10 - Leaders in Washington, D.C.'s Campaign for Statehood

In this lesson, students will identify political leaders who strongly supported or currently support statehood for Washington, D.C. including Muriel Bowser, Tom Carper, and Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Students . . .

  • track their learning on a Leaders in Washington, D.C.'s Campaign for Statehood organizer.
  • express their understanding by writing a short letter to the leader that: summarizes the leader’s beliefs and acknowledges and explains the student’s point of view regarding Statehood for 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.10.9-12. Analyze the impact and the appropriate roles of personal interests and perspectives on the application of civic virtues, democratic principles, constitutional rights, and human rights.
  • 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.