Communities Resolving Our Problems: the basic idea
[SUP: Sharing Problems][THINK: Guidance][LEAP: Solving Problems]

Question Ambassadors - K-12

A Subject Specific Form

Dear Community Member,

At _____________________ School, I, _______________________ (student name), am studying or preparing to study the subject of ________________________ . As a part of this study, I and other students must solve problems or questions about this topic. Our school is interested in real or authentic questions that you may have about this topic and your school is interested in providing community service. If you have such a question, we would like to share it with your child's class. A team of students from the class and your child's teacher will study the questions you and others provide and select questions which they think they can solve. If your question is not selected for further work, it will be returned to you within a week with some ideas on where you could go to find an answer.

Please remember that this is a very public and open process. Please do not request that questions and answers be kept private. In order to develop the best answer, your question and contact information will be shared with many people, including librarians and reference people, other community students and adults, and citizens throughout the world through use of school's Internet resources. Students will provide the best answer they can, but please remember that their time to study a topic is limited. By the end of their period of study, you will have a response to your question. But you are responsible for a final check of the data to determine its accuracy or suitability for your own purposes. That is, the school and those participating may not be held liable for any further use of the answer and related information that is provided to you.

Questions are chosen by the Selection Teams based on the question ambassador's and the class's ability and knowledge to develop a response to the question and hopefully a complete and satisfactory answer. No question can be further processed unless the complete contact information is provided below.


___________________, __________ Teacher, ______________ School

_________________________ Today's Date
======== For the Question Asker
____________________________________ Today's Date
____________________________________ Your name (please print)
____________________________________ Telephone number
____________________________________ Email address (if possible)
____________________________________ Signature
____________________________________ Institution or Organization
(This is only necessary if the question is directly related to your institution or organization.)

What is your question?





________________ Signature of the Question Ambassador (student responsible for understanding your question and returning a response to your question)

________________ Signature of the Parent or Guardian of the Question Ambassador

Updated May 5, 1998.
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