Explore the power of letter writing as a campaigning activity through Junior Amnesty International UK www.amnesty.org.ukuajua Has letter-writing become less important than in the past? Agree a local issue that the class feels strongly about. Identify who is responsible and write a letter expressing your opinion and making suggestions for change.
Back it up your argument with supporting evidence. Consider alternative points of view, read each other's letters and offer advice on how they might be improved. Send the best and discuss any response they get.
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