May 7, 2021 – Collinsville CUSD 10 students can help pass “The Cahokia Mounds National Park Act” by participating in activities coordinated by the Madison County Regional Office of Education (ROE) 41.
MADISON COUNTY REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION #41 ANNOUCES NEW CAMPAIGN
Help Create a National Park!
America’s First City: Cahokia Mounds
Madison County, IL — The Madison County Regional Office of Education is launching a new campaign to
help pass Bill HR-2642, “The Cahokia Mounds National Park Act”. This campaign is specifically tailored to
assist in helping make Cahokia Mounds a National Park. We are enlisting help from our Madison County
students to help persuade Congress that we must preserve and protect “America’s First City”, Cahokia
Mounds, and pass HR-2642 which would designate Cahokia Mounds a National Park.
Regional Superintendent Robert Werden is asking that all school administrators and teachers strongly
encourage the promotion of the HR-2642 campaign. With the help of our Madison County students, we
are hopeful that Congress will make the right decision. Werden said, “Cahokia Mounds is a local treasure
that should be shared with the rest of the country and the whole world.”
Write a letter to Congress:
The campaign will consist of two portions. The first portion of the campaign is a letter writing campaign.
Students will be asked to write a one page letter of support to congress members of the House’s Natural
Resources Committee, persuading the members to preserve and protect the rich history and historical
facts that can be provided to many visitors over time
Design a Poster:
The second portion of the campaign is a poster contest. Students will be asked to design a standard size
poster depicting Cahokia Mounds, with the placement of the title “Make Cahokia Mounds a National
Park” included on the poster. The poster entry can be created digitally or with markers and crayons. This
contest is limited to only one entry per student.
All entries must be turned into the Madison County Regional Office of Education #41 by June 1, 2021.
Winners will be announced via ROE #41’s social media and website on July 1, 2021. ALL entries will be
delivered to our United States Congressmen. Please check out www.roe41.org or contact
[email protected] for more information.