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A Visit with the Mayor

Eighth graders visited with Wilmington Mayor, Mike Purzycki, as a follow-up to their social studies unit on the City of Wilmington.
 As part of this unit, students studied the history and growth of the city; the major businesses in the past and today that provide jobs and support the economy; and the other benefits the city can boast, like proximity to major cities, beaches, beautiful parks, and a low cost of living. Students also studied the challenges that the city faces, including poverty; crime; the wealth gap; and the effects of climate change. As a culmination of the unit, students wrote letters to the Mayor, addressing the benefits and challenges of living in Wilmington. Mayor Purzycki addressed these letters with the students and answered questions about his role in the city.
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