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Grade 12 - 10 - Advocacy Moving Forward: DC Suffrage and You

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
teaches Common Core State Standards W.11-12.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/11-12/1

Grade 12 - 10 - Advocacy Moving Forward: DC Suffrage and You

This lesson will challenge students to explore the personal impact of the journey towards D.C. Statehood.  Students will reflect on the impact that D.C. Home Rule/Statehood (or lack thereof) will have on their role as a citizen moving forward.

Students . . .

  • review the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens.
  • analyze excerpts from the United States Constitution.
  • develop an action plan on their Exit Ticket for how to become an engaged citizen.

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.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.5.9-12. Evaluate citizens’ and institutions’ effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.