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Grade 12 - 2 - Home Rule Coalition: Walter Fauntroy as an agent of change

teaches Common Core State Standards RH.11-12.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12/2

Grade 12 - 2 - Home Rule Coalition: Walter Fauntroy as an agent of change

This lesson focuses on Walter Fauntroy's advocacy for D.C. Home Rule. Students will analyze primary source photographs from the DCPL collection.

Students . . .

  • review Walter Fauntroy's contributions.
  • analyze a primary source using the three steps in the Photograph Analysis Tool.
  • complete an Exit Ticket to gauge their understanding.

Note to teacher: This module focuses on the civic work of Walter Fauntroy during the 1960s and 1970s as it pertains to the D.C. Home Rule movement.  Teachers should be aware that Fauntroy has had complicated legal problems in recent decades in case students pursue additional information on their own.

How to use this lesson:

There are two use cases for the Ready for More modules. 1) Delivered whole class by the teacher or 2) student-managed independently or in small groups. If students are working independently, ensure students orient themselves with the directions on the first card of the lesson.

DC Content Power Standards:  

  • 12.DC.17: Students identify key people who were civic and political leaders in Washington, D.C. during the second half of the 20th century.

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

  • D2.His.15.9-12. Distinguish between long-term causes and triggering events in developing a historical argument.
  • D2.His.16.9-12. Integrate evidence from multiple relevant historical sources and interpretations into a reasoned argument about the past.