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Civil War 150: War Ends, Political Pursuit Continues

As Grant and Lee raise their hats to each other, the war is over and reunification has begun. The last of The Washington Post's Civil War supplements reports on the final engagements and reflects on war's impact on our present. Students are asked to map troop movement, report on the last year of war, and consider the conflicting loyalties in D.C. that result in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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Primary documents — including diaries, photographs and eyewitness accounts — provide insight into the history of slavery in the District of Columbia and Lincoln's decision to end slavery in D.C. 

Public transportation ranks high on the list of priorities for local, state and national leaders.  We begin with the decision to walk, bike, drive or take mass transit. Then through Post news, opinion, photography and informational graphics, we engage students in discussion, debate, and research of gas taxes, infrastructure management, congestion abatement, environmental impact and safe travel now and in their future. 

Media informs the public of events and situations that occur at home and around the globe. Couched within the news and features are problems to be solved and opportunities for adults and children to make a difference.

Each Friday, WEEKEND models not only how the organization of information establishes a persuasive purpose but also how students can strive for clarity in their writing through a clear, logical structure of sentences. Additionally, WEEKEND can lead to a dynamic interaction between reader and text.