Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

In this lesson, students will learn how Thomas Wilson Dorr led an effort to expand the righ to vote in Rhode Island, and evaluate the methods he used. They will use this example to be purposeful in their own lives.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Individual Responsibility, Private Virtue Commerce, Early Republic, Antebellum

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

American Portraits
Update Standards?

D2.Civ.2.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in a community.

D2.Civ.2.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Explain how a democracy relies on people's responsible participation, and draw implications for how individuals should participate.

D2.Civ.4.9-12: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

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.8.K-2: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Describe democratic principles such as equality, fairness, and respect for legitimate authority and rules.

D2.Civ.8.3-5: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

Identify core civic virtues and democratic principles that guide government, society, and communities.
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