Letters to Syria
Updated: Monday, September 23 2013, 07:36 PM EDT
In today's Never Stop Learning we visit an English class that integrates history, geography, government, and literature.
Students at Asheville Middle School are sharing the letters they wrote to the children who are in crisis, a world away in Syria.
They're hoping to bring some comfort to them following the chemical weapons attack back in August.
The 8th graders learn where the country is located and about it's culture.
The Asheville students say they understand the children are scared and that is why they wanted to make a connection.
The students are also following the developing events here at home as to whether the U.S. should get involved in the Syrian crisis.
They now have to write a 5 paragraph argumentative essay about the subject.
Which is good practice for now, because they'll be writing plenty of argumentative essays next year in high school.