Read, Watch, Write for Pathos, Logos and Ethos

Encourage your young citizens to make a difference. Using Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America as a starting point, class members watch documentaries, investigate issues, and then write letters to companies, local and national officials, and newspapers detailing their proposed solutions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have researchers develop a public service announcement or create their own documentary
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson requires access to Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America

  • The three-page packet includes a rationale for and an overview of the approach used, a list of suggested documentaries and the chapters from the text that detail the issues, links to research sites, information about purpose and audience, as well as about pathos, logos, and ethos

  • No rubric for the letter assignment is included