Elected Official Representative or Legislator Letter Project PBL Print & Digital

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Homeschool
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19 PDF + 16 Google Slides pages
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Description

Take your American Government or Civics, U.S History, Business, or English class to the next level with this authentic research and persuasive letter writing project by engaging your students to be real agents of change in engaging their civic voice with their elected officials!

This universal project works for any level of government, local, state, or U.S. Congress, high school or middle school, social studies or English.

Cultivating great writing skills isn’t hard. You just need the scaffolded, step-by-step directions and models in one low-prep, everything's-included project kit. Let's make this year a great year of writing!

This resource comes in both PDF and Google Slides for your flexibility!

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Greatness is taking one’s words and thoughts, perfected over years in the classroom, to the real world in order to create authentic change.

This nation was founded on the voice of the people yet a recent Fusion poll found 77% of American millennials couldn’t name one senator from his or her home state! Ensure your students are part of the better side of this statistic with this all-you-need authentic letter-writing project.

Challenge your students to be heard by the fellow citizens elected to represent them by researching an issue about which they are passionate, selecting the appropriate elected official, and writing a formal business letter persuading him or her to consider their position.

Replace the boring textbook with the topics and activities that matter to your students and help them create products that will influence the world beyond your classroom walls.

Included in this project kit:

  • Project Steps sheet- takes students from brainstorming to mailing in 5 simple steps
  • Issue Research sheet - gives space to complete in-depth research on both sides of the students' chosen topics
  • News Media Analysis sheet - provides a graphic organizer to deeply analyze sources researched
  • Overview sheet - offers directions to each part of the letter
  • Outline sheet - includes sentence stems to get them going
  • Annotated Sample Letter sheet - provides an example of a finished letter
  • Peer / Self Edit sheet - helps to catch any aspects that need improvement
  • Reflection & Rubrics sheets - gives clear expectations for fast scoring; also comes in an editable Word file
  • 5 BONUS Skill Sheets: Annotating a Text, Analyzing a Media Source, Finding Appropriate Sources, Annotating a Source, Creating a Works Cited

PDF & Goggle Slides of all students materials!

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Total Pages
19 PDF + 16 Google Slides pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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