(Fwd) Write an Editorial

From: "Mrs. Gail Watson" <gwatson@illuminet.net>
Subject: (Fwd) Write an Editorial
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 05:55:57 +0000

Stephanie, an interesting idea.  I have forwarded you idea to all the 
teachers where I work.
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Date:          Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:30:38 -0700 (MST)
From:          Stephanie Wong <wongtong@connect.ab.ca>
To:            discuss@quest.arc.nasa.gov
Subject:       Write an Editorial

Here is a classroom project that I posted to discuss-lfm a few months ago.
Any current space topic will do.:

>An activity to improve your students' communication skills.  Sometimes, a
>student might give their opinion on a topic, but when you ask them why, they
>say "I don't know".  This activity gets them started into supporting their
>Get your students to write an editorial about why should there be missions
>to Mars? (or for the very hot topic of Cassini with the plutonium)
>Write an intro to state the issue and your stand.
>Write a few paragraphs of your reasoning supporting the stand.
>End the editorial with a closing paragraph.

Mrs. Gail Watson
Computer Technologist
Pattie Elementary School
16125 Dumfries Rd.
Dumfries, Virginia,  22026   USA