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—and you!
How does it work?
First, students, teachers, and librarians should look at 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.
Three 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, librarians or students must subscribe to faultlinesintheconstitution.com.
- Then, submit student- and teacher-written blog posts to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16, 2018.
- Contest is open to students ages 10-18 and to teachers and librarians.
- 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 entrant, before publication.
- Three sets of prizes will be awarded—one for students ages 10-13, one for students ages 14-18, and one for teachers/librarians.
- 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.