This cross-curricular unit was designed to give students tools to use for responsible decision making. It demonstrates how opinions are formed from real-life experiences. When students discuss and role play varying life situations, they come to understand, and value, the Constitutional right we have to differ in viewpoints.
The lessons will provide practice in communicating thoughts and opinions in an organized, understandable manner through writing.
First impressions make lasting impressions, and since letters are often the first contact we have with people, they should convey a good impression. In these lessons, students will practice giving thoughtful, organized, fact-based writing products that will make a first impression, a positive one.
At the same time, students will learn valuable life-skill lessons about civics, politics and city government. They will understand that it is important to respect the opinions of others-even though they may differ from their own.
Students will investigate the interdependence of organisms in an environment as they take on the roles of animals, humans and plants.
This is truly a FUN and INFORMATIVE unit!
My students loved it!
Alignment with ELA Common Core Standards
Social Studies and Science National Standards
Letter to the Editor Flow Chart
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