This is my favorite time of year! In Washington, D.C. right now the leaves are changing and the air is crisp and clean. I find myself looking forward to several months of holidays filled with tradition. From Halloween and Thanksgiving, to your school’s own traditions like back-to-school night and homecoming, these traditions help us remember the past and provide us with keepsakes to pass down to future generations.
In this edition of the newsletter there is a section on “Celebrating Tradition in the Classroom.” I have provided you with a lesson plan which will help you facilitate a discussion on tradition with your students.
Please continue to e-mail me at email@example.com with your questions, comments and suggestions. I enjoy receiving your feedback and I am always looking for ways to make this newsletter an even better resource for you.
Anita Barrett, M. Ed.
Managing Director of Academic Affairs
Congressional Youth Leadership Council