Lesson Plan

Grades 6-8, 9-12

Take a Stand

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20 minutes

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Multiple Connections, Multiple Connections

Resource Overview

Students express their thoughts on issues related to population and the environment, then research a specific issue and write a position paper using evidence to defend their stance.

Students will be able to:
  • Formulate their own opinions on social and environmental issues related to population growth.
  • Engage effectively in collaborative discussions with classmates on statements that deal with issues surrounding population and the environment.
  • Write a position paper defending their stance on a statement using evidence to support their claims.

Features of This Resource

  • Aligns with CCSS ELA standards
  • Students acknowledge new information from others and modify, or justify, their own views
  • Provided statements cover wide range of environmental, demographic, and social topics

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