Dear President-elect Obama

Good execution of a lesson plan here, at one of my favorite blogs, The Living Classroom — with a lot of possibilities for follow-up.

A citizens plea to President-elect Obama

A citizen's plea to President-elect Obama

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.

2 Responses to Dear President-elect Obama

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Well, you know what they say: “If you don’t like the smell of sulfur, if you can’t stand the heat and flying brimstone, you shouldn’t have run for school board in the first place.”


  2. Kate says:

    My daughter’s school is also writing letters to President Obama, and because they’re a media school, they’re sending them to the New York Times for publication.

    I’ve always encouraged students to write to public officials on policy matters. I’ve noticed it isn’t always well received, especially when the students are writing to the school board regarding budget cuts.


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