Here's a FREE parent letter explaining the "State of the Union Address Viewing Activity Guide" (available on my Teachers Pay Teachers store) assignment to them. This helps parents see that you are not advocating for a particular president or party, and it shows them how you are actively involving their children in our democracy. It explains to both students and parents when the State of the Union Address is and how to see it live and/or taped for later viewing. It states the value and importance of this assignment for teaching civic involvement. I provide this letter free to all my shoppers. You may change it in any way that fits your teaching needs. My parents have responded so well to this assignment and letter!