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Students Can Now Publish Their Letters to the Next President

Publication: EdWeek
Date: August 30, 2016

Summary: From now until November 8th, letters2president.org will publish students' letters to the next president, providing youth with a chance to practice argumentative writing skills, and to make their voices heard on the issues that matter to them.

 

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This project is one way to get students involved in a heated, contentious presidential campaign without putting the onus on teachers to navigate polarizing issues during class discussions.

The project could also be used for students to hone their argumentative writing skills, while writing about an issue that personally resonates with them. The website also has a section of resources for educators on how to teach the election in the classroom."

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