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Black Workers Call for a March on Washington Worksheet

This worksheet helps students undertake a close reading and analysis of a pamphlet calling for a March on Washington in 1941.


This worksheet aligns to Common Core Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies:

• RHSS.6-8.6. Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

• RHSS.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

• RHSS.6-8.2. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Source | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
Creator | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
Item Type | Worksheet
Cite This document | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, “Black Workers Call for a March on Washington Worksheet,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed February 21, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/2006.

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