In September and October 2016, in response to the officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, Charlotte experienced civil unrest with groups protesting in the streets. People expressed anger and frustrations about racial, social, and economic disparities in our city and a lack of trust in government. To address issues and concerns, the City Council pledged to focus on 3 key areas. This is outlined in the Community Letter.
As part of the Community Letter work, city officials seek feedback from Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents. They want to know what people think. What are our city’s top issues, concerns, ideas, and solutions?
Community Letter Conversations Activity
Students will use the example of an important community issue (Community Letter) to practice reading and analyzing informational text, and using the information to take informed civic action through interviews and sharing of feedback with officials.
Aligns to multiple social studies/ELA themes. Adapt to course content and time available. Themes include: