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In this assignment you will be writing
a letter to yourself. When you turn the letter in, it will
be sealed in a time capsule
and returned to you at the end
of 8th grade.
Write the assignment as a
personal letter.....Dear me, Love me, etc.
Correct grammar and spelling are
required on this assignment
Your letter must be at least five
Put your finished letter in an
envelope. Put your name and team on the front. If you are
moving, include your address and zip code.
The letter must be neat and in ink
if written. Computer generated letters are encouraged.
Note: Letters not following
guidelines will be returned for revisions.
This assignment has a value of 100
points. You may earn extra credit for decorating the
Introduction...Explain why you are writing the
letter and add any personal information you may wish to
tell yourself a year from now.
#2 The Basic
Facts...Explain how advertising attracts people to
smoke, especially young people like you. Remind yourself
that only 25% of people still smoke. Smokers are mostly
"D" students. Few "A" students smoke. Include a list of
tobacco ingredients. Point out that more and more places,
public and private are smoke-free every year.
Problems... Discuss ten or more of the nonfatal
problems smokers face, such as...yellow teeth, cost,
coughing up phlegm, etc. Explain several of these
Problems...Discuss the life threatening ( deadly)
problems of smoking including lung cancer, emphysema,
Buerger's disease, heart disease and voice box cancer. You may write about others if you wish. You must explain what each disease is and what it
does to the body
Decision...State your personal decision about smoking
and why you will say no to this
addictive drug. Use a
personal story if you wish.
- Decorate your envelope with
- Make reference to two smoking
information web sites in your letter.
- Download a picture from the
Internet and include in your letter.
- Write a poem about tobacco. You
can include it in your letter or turn it in