Princeton Middle School 7th Graders at work on CE Urgent Actions

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Human Rights study begins in my geography class when we look at "world issues," especially child labor. When I introduced the opportunity for an after school activity, Amnesty International, Children's Edition, one student asked if the letter writing could be done at home. Realizing that 7th graders don't always have the ability to stay after school, I made up individual files for each one that was interested that included the month's case study, a step-by-step direction sheet, and a sample letter.
The students would turn in a rough draft, it would be edited and returned to the student to write a final copy. We would set a "lunch date" to address our envelopes and celebrate our work for human rights together. We have had an active group of 14 students who have participated throughout the year!!


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