Global Concern allows students in grades 3-6 to quickly draft a
printable letter describing their concerns about environmental
or global conditions. The tool is designed to allow students to
practice writing a business letter or editorial. The students can
attach a small graphic as a header or footer. At this time only
graphics related to Antarctic are available. If other graphics are
desired, please e-mail us
with suggestions (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can try to add
these to the database.
Addresses of members
of congress can be found at http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/
and senate members at http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.
Addresses of the President and Vice-president can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
The student can then
print and sign their letter and the letter can be reviewed by the
teacher and/or parents before the student mails it. Parents have
indicated that they prefer this format to a web site that allows
students to e-mail without supervision of content.
Letter of Global Concern
does not require a signature line because we do not want to collect
any personal data from students, but it is assumed that the teacher
will have students add this to the letter. Once the letter is printed,
it is no longer saved and must be recreated if errors are found.
The only data we collect is the zip code which we use for statistical
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