Would you like to make your Government/Civics class more engaging and relevant? Writing to Congress is the way to go! My students have always loved this assignment because the Congressmen/women will respond! This zip file includes a step-by-step outline for getting your students to write to Congress about an issue they are passionate/concerned about. It also includes "how-to's" and "what-not-to-do's" in writing a formal letter. The second document is a basic template to guide your student in forming their letter if they need the extra assistance (I have found my lower students need the template, while my higher are ready to rock-n-roll after completing their outline.) I have included some snipets of the files in the preview. Enjoy!