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Writing PBL Project: Elected Official Research & Persuasive Letter Project

Writing PBL Project: Elected Official Research & Persuasive Letter Project
Writing PBL Project: Elected Official Research & Persuasive Letter Project
Writing PBL Project: Elected Official Research & Persuasive Letter Project
Writing PBL Project: Elected Official Research & Persuasive Letter Project
Writing PBL Project: Elected Official Research & Persuasive Letter Project
Writing PBL Project: Elected Official Research & Persuasive Letter Project
Writing PBL Project: Elected Official Research & Persuasive Letter Project
Writing PBL Project: Elected Official Research & Persuasive Letter Project
Product Description
Take your American Government or Civics, U.S History, 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 official!

Cultivating great writing skills isn’t hard. You just need highly scaffolded, step-by-step directions and models. Let's make this year a great year of writing!


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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 millennial 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 package:
- Project Steps sheet- takes students from brainstorming to mailing in 5 simple steps
- Overview sheet- offers directions to each part of the letter
- Outline sheet- includes sentence stems to get them going
- Annotated Sample sheet- provides an example of a finished letter
- Peer / Self Edit sheet- helps to catch any aspects that need improvement
- Reflection & Rubrics sheets (CCSS aligned and generic)- gives clear expectations for fast scoring
- TASTED News Media Analysis Skill Sheet &amp: Research Graphic Organizer
- BONUS Skill Sheets: Citation Annotated, Finding Appropriate Sources

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Want more plug-and-play writing projects?
Boycott / Buycott Research & Persuasive Letter Project
Op-Ed Research & Essay Project
Interview Narrative Essay
Reflection Essay
MINI Letter to the Editor Research Project
FREEBIE Thank You Note Project

Want to see how to pair this with a content unit?
Civics PBL Mini-Unit: 3 Branches of Government, Checks and Balances Unit
Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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