Student Writing Prompt

Letter to the Editor

As an inhabitant of the Ozarks during the early 1900's you are having difficulty feeding your family meat. The wild game population has dropped dramatically as the Ozarks is being logged off and animal habitats are being destroyed in the process. You have decided to voice your concerns by writing a letter to the editor of the weekly paper in a neighboring town.

In this letter you describe your personal experience and hardships due to the game shortages. You provide specific data to support your claims. You advocate in your letter that timber and game should to be managed in way that would allow all parties to benefit. You attempt to persuade other readers to write government officials to advocate for conservation laws.

 

Atlas Reading: The Game Scarcity segment of Old Timer Remembers
http://www.watersheds.org/history/oldtimer.htm