11/9 Thursday

Guiding Question:
How can we ask for help in alleviating our community's problems?

Independent: Students will actively participate in the political process by writing letters to their representatives with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 

HSS.8.3.6. Describe the basic law-making process and how the Constitution provides numerous opportunities for citizens to participate in the political process and to monitor and influence government (e.g., function of elections, political parties, interest groups).

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 2 minutes: 
Write today's objective in your own words. What is the activity you will be completing? 

Whole Group  (Voice Level 1-2) 10 minutes: 
What makes an effective letter? 

Independent  (Voice Level .5-1) 45 minutes: 
Task 1: Fill out letter outline. 
- Paragraph 1: Introduction to you. 
- Paragraph 2: Why is your issue important to solve? 
- Paragraph 3: What should your representative do to help?
Task 2: Write a rough draft of your letter. 

Exit Ticket (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: 
Reflect on your objective. Were you able to meet the objective for today, yes or no and why?

Final drafts of your letter are due Sunday at 11:59 p.m. in Google Classroom.  If you do not have access to technology this weekend, rewrite your final draft on a piece of paper and submit it to me on Monday. 

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