As a culmination of the first quarter poverty unit, Ms. Haywood’s eighth graders did library research on Eleanor Holmes Norton to evaluate the type of legislation she has supported and committees she is on and write a letter to her about their ideas about combating poverty.  With Ms. Hamm’s help, students evaluated various sources about poverty in Washington, D.C. and analyzed what type of resources are available to support  people who are struggling financially in Washington, D.C.