Learning About Government
April is National Kite Month. Everyone, everywhere will be making and flying kites. But it may not "officially" be Kite Month at your school, or in your city. If you would like to learn more about government, then maybe you can make Kite Month official.
First, prepare a report on kite flying. Explain how kites have been used through history, how important they were in the development of the airplane, and how kite flying is popular, but very different, all around the world.
Now take this report to your school principal and ask him or her to announce "official" kite month at your school. Use the proclamation we have here, but change it to reflect more of what you are doing in your own community.
Once Kite Month is official at your school, you are ready to make the same request to your School Board, or City Council, or County Commission. Ask your teachers to help explain how to make an appointment with government leaders, how to make an official proposal, and the proper way to behave. You may find that it is really interesting!
Whereas kite flying is family friendly, non-polluting, healthy, educational, outdoor oriented, and fun.
Whereas kite flying and kite fliers, from Benjamin Franklin to Charlie Brown, are a constructive and quintessential part of our own American culture.
Whereas kites have made significant contributions to the arts, science, mathematics, cultural awareness, and history.
Whereas the American Kitefliers Association and the Kite Trade Association International have designated April to be National Kite Month, and are promoting kite festivals and kite workshops across the entire country.
Whereas (your school) will be studying and flying kites during April.
Whereas the (your festival or festivals) are planned for (date).
Be it hereby resolved that (school/city/county/state) officially designate April to be (school/city/county/state) Kite Month.
Be it further resolved that (school/city/county/state) encourages everyone to joy and excitement of kite flying and urge all citizens to Go Fly a Kite!