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Grade 12 - 7 - Two Presidents Consult an Attorney: Charles Horsky

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

Grade 12 - 7 - Two Presidents Consult an Attorney: Charles Horsky

This lesson focuses on a fourth significant perspective from the Milepost to Self-Government Oral History Project in the DCPL Collection.  Students will dissect an audio recording from Charles Horsky, advisor to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson on National Capital Affairs, attorney, and consummate community servant.

Students . . .

  • distinguish audio recordings and oral histories.
  • reflect on Charles Horsky's qualifications to serve as a Presidential advisor.
  • analyze an audio recording of Charles Horsky.
  • generate further questions about Horsky's interview.

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:

  • D1.4.9-12. Explain how supporting questions contribute to an inquiry and how, through engaging source work, new compelling and supporting questions emerge.