Every May, I lead my students in writing persuasive letters to various government and public officials. This serves as an engaging yet informative enrichment for after testing. The overall unit is about how to be active citizens in a federalist country. Students have to decide to which level is the most appropriate to address their concern: local, state or national.
I have included a lesson plan, as well as two student examples, and a letter my class received from South Carolina’s Governor McMaster this year.