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Lesson Plan September 16, 2020

Local Letters for Global Change: A Pulitzer Center Writing Contest

Grades:

Author:

Contest submission guidelines: 

1. Go to www.pulitzercenter.org/reporting and choose a news story about an issue affecting another part of the world. When choosing your news story, consider: Why does this news story matter to you? How is the issue it describes relevant to your local community? See below for some suggested stories.

2. Write a one-page letter to a local elected representative using this letter-writing template. See below for contest details.

3. To enter, use this Google form. It will request some basic personal/contact information, and you can copy/paste your letter directly into the form. If this form is not accessible to you, email education@pulitzercenter.org.

4. Your representatives' contact information is available online. After sending your letter to the Pulitzer Center, consider mailing or emailing your letter to them directly!

Deadline:

Friday, November 13th 11:59PM EST