Do your students love to tell the class exactly what they think!? Are they reading Fault Lines in the Constitution by Cynthia and Sanford Levinson? Then, we have a competition just for them!
How does it work?
First, students should read Fault Lines in the Constitution (Peachtree Publishers/Listening Library) and the authors’ blog. Then, they write a blog post relating a current event or issue to a topic in the book or to a flaw they see in the US Constitution.
Entries can take a stand, propose alternatives or raise questions for discussion. They should not be politically partisan.
Two winning blog posts will be featured on www.faultlinesintheconstitution.com, and each winner’s school will receive a free 20-minute Skype visit with co-authors Cynthia and Sanford Levinson!
How to enter:
- Teachers or librarians must subscribe to faultlinesintheconstitution.com. (Students can subscribe, too.)
- Then, submit one student-written blog post for each class that is reading Fault Lines in the Constitution.
- Send submissions to email@example.com by February 28, 2018.
- Contest is open to students ages 10-18.
- Each blog post should be a maximum of 550 words.
- Winning entries may be edited by Cynthia and Sanford Levinson and by Peachtree Publishers, with edits approved by the student, before publication.
- Two sets of prizes will be awarded—one for students ages 10-13 and one for students ages 14-18.
- Each winner’s school will receive a free 20-minute Skype visit with the book’s co-authors.
- The winners’ blogs will be posted on faultlinesintheconstitution.com.