Good execution of a lesson plan here, at one of my favorite blogs, The Living Classroom — with a lot of possibilities for follow-up.
This may be the only elementary level classroom in the nation with its own lobbyist.
Never underestimate the power of students united to do good works.
In the Boy Scouts’ merit badge series on citizenship, Scouts are required to write letters to public officials. This is a good exercise. Not all students get the full value, but on the chance that answers actually come to the letters, this is a good classroom activity.
Hmmm. I should use it more.