Letter Writing to Politicians on Environmental Issues

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Let your voices be heard! Pupils research local and national environmental concerns using the Internet. Class members determine an issue they deem important and draft a letter to a local politician expressing their concern about the issue. After editing and finalizing the letter, they (or a teacher) mail or email their concerns to the appropriate politician.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research to identify local environmental issues 
  • Use in conjunction with English classes and a unit on persuasive writing
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires an up-to-date list of local representatives with addresses
Pros

  • Lets individuals know that their opinion matters
  • Provides an authentic audience for letter writing and research
Cons

  • Undoit.org website is no longer available