Author: Willow McCormick
Summary: What happens when teachers asks elementary students to conduct research about relatively recent history? In this article, a writing project teacher offers a wonderful model for integrating authentic writing and social studies instruction. By exchanging letters with grandparents, her students build a deeper, personal connection to history while deepening their understanding of the Civil Rights era.
Original Date of Publication: 2013
Original Source: Teaching the Hudson Valley, http://www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org/wp-content/uploads/WillowsArticleRS.pdf