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A Live Lesson in 21st Century Citizenship

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    April Hattori

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills P21 Blogazine featured an Capital City Public Charter School expedition focusing on homelessness led by teachers Simmons Hanson and Lisa Morenoff. Third and fourth grade students noted that the "code of character" for their school compelled them to respect and care for everyone, but this didn't seem to apply to the homeless. The project became a live lesson in 21st century citizenship, resulting in a book about the lives of homeless people in Washington, D.C. that the students shared with President Obama. Read the blog here.