Letters to the President
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In a 1988 radio address in which he discussed education, President Ronald Reagan said, "The education our children deserve is the kind no American should be deprived of, for it's the basic instruction in what it means to be an American... Jefferson and the Founders believed a nation that governs itself, like ours, must rely upon an informed and engaged electorate."

In this lesson, students will learn both to be informed and to be engaged as they learn about an issue that is important to them, and communicate their thoughts on the issue to the President of the United States.