Congratulations Students! You did it!
You worked well on your Letters to the President, researching issues important to you to find supporting evidence. Not all of you researched in depth; some only summarized. Even so, the work engaged you to draft, revise (several times), and edit well. You met the deadline, and published.
Google Docs is amazing — great spell-check, ease of collaboration, and security. I could see in your eyes and actions how you completed real work in a real world, real life situation. You accepted the role of concerned youth seriously. This is what education should be: collaborative application of continuous learning
We wrote better letters than hand-written drafts because of the collaboration in a job-like setting. It was — and continues to be — a wonderful experience. I hope you agree (you can comment below 🙂
Links to our directions: http://whatelse.pbwiki.com/Letters-To-The-President
Links to our letters: http://www.letters2president.org/classes/2152-ms-edwards
The above link no longer displays our letters, but you can find the drafts here.