There is a unique learning opportunity for students through the United States Postal Service and an HBO miniseries called Power of the Letter. The program is based on President John Adams' writtent correspondance and how it gives us a unique look into the shaping of the early history of our country.
Getting kids and adults to write letters is a challenge in this day and age. It is so easy to use email or telephone, but to actually write a letter is rare. This would be a chance to show people how letters have played such a significant role in our country and culture. I hope that it encourages you to put together a letter writing lesson plan for your students.