In this project, students research a current conflict in Africa. Topics range from health issues to environmental issues to military conflicts and other current events, like the uprisings in Libya. They write a letter to their U.S. Senator or Representative, describing the conflict and urging him or her to take a positive action to help end the conflict. To share their research with classmates, students will create either a PowerPoint or a poster. This lesson develops skills in research, persuasive writing, technology use, and oral presentation.