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Writing letters to the next president in STEM class

Looking for ways to dialogue about current issues in science, technology, engineering, and math? Want to know more about how your students think about issues in the news like elevated lead levels in drinking water, nuclear energy, mining, or severe flooding? Interested in creating spaces for civic discourse and action during this election season? This collection of resources from Letters to the Next President 2.0 encourages learners to think about where they stand on a range of STEM issues in order to research and write a letter to the next President of the United States. Beyond the election, these resources serve to further teacher planning for classrooms that center around, as Paulo Freire called it, “problem-posing education.” We hope this collection of resources for STEM teachers (and STEM friendly classrooms!) elevates student voices as makers and problem solvers.

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mrsstrasser's picture

My 5th and 6th grade gifted students have such a strong interest in this presidential election.  I love the idea of expanding their research and knowledge to include some of the issues you have listed above.  What a great way to incorporate so many of their interests!