Big Idea:Guest speakers are a fun addition to a lesson, this lesson is designed to help students write their vote rather than simply polling them for what they want. Students then have to use evidence to support their vote.
Big Idea:Students are often told what to write about,but struggle with choosing a topic of their own. Students need to be able to formulate an idea on their own without direction. They need to learn to drive their thoughts and add their thinking to paper.