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Grade 12 - 9 - How is Success Measured in a Nonlinear Journey?

teaches Common Core State Standards RH.11-12.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12/9
teaches Common Core State Standards RH.11-12.7 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12/7

Grade 12 - 9 - How is Success Measured in a Nonlinear Journey?

This lesson focuses on major milestones in the centuries-long path for representation in Washington.  Students will evaluate what success looks like in an inter-generational journey. 

Students . . .

  • describe success.
  • review key moments in the home rule journey.
  • evaluate the progress of home rule and the struggle for statehood.

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.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.His.1.9-12. Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts.
  • D4.6.9-12. Use disciplinary and interdisciplinary lenses to understand the characteristics and causes of local, regional, and global problems; instances of such problems in multiple contexts; and challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address these problems over time and place.