On September 21st, 1897, The Sun ran this letter to the editor and its famous response:
So as the anniversary of this printing comes forward next week, you may wish to incorporate it into your classroom. If nothing else, expose the kids to this bit of American culture. Use it in journalism class to discuss the responsibility of the newspaper. Just give the class the original letter and let them respond to it before showing the editor's response (could be a great way to teach audience). Use it for a reading comprehension practice (I have one here you may use: Reading Comprehension Practice). Use it to spark a letter writing exercise and then write letters to editors of your newspapers.
Anyone else use this letter in their class? If so, how?