This course is designed to expose students to conflicts within contemporary American society and provide further assistance in persuasive writing. Students will gather and analyze information from various sources and use it to develop convincing opinions in both written and verbal expression. This course is open to all 12th grade students. 1/2 Credit

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The Basics of Writing
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Should the U.S. make voting mandatory
Mandatory Voting.doc
Mandatory Voting Questions.docx
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Should Illegal Drugs Be Legalized?
Legalizing Drugs.doc
Legalizing Drugs_Questions.doc
VIDEO: The Meth Epidemic (To access the video you must enter my username amuraca and password history.)

Does Imprisonment Work?
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Reading the Articles
  • Source #1 DUE Tuesday 5/6 by the end of class (or finish for homework)
  • Source #2 DUE Thursday 5/8 by the end of class (or finish for homework)
  • Source #3 DUE Monday 5/12 by the end of class (or finish for homework)
  • Source #4 DUE Thursday 5/15 by 8:15 (or finish for homework)
Organizing:
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  • Friday 5/16: Arguments and highlight evidence in articles
  • HOMEWORK: Finish highlighting evidence in the articles
  • Monday, 5/19: Transfer evidence into organizer
  • Tuesday, 5/20: Explain the evidence.
Writing your Letter
  • Benchmark #4—May 22 & 23.

Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered?
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Reading the Articles
You will have 1 day to complete each article & reading comprehension exercise:
  • Source #1 DUE by the end of class (or finish for homework) 5/28
  • Source #2 DUE by the end of class (or finish for homework) 5/30
  • Source #3 DUE by the end of class (or finish for homework) 6/2
  • Source #4 DUE by the end of class (or finish for homework) 6/3
  • Source #5 Due by the end of class (or finish for homework) 6/5
Organizing & Writing—Use your time wisely!
I am NOT giving you a schedule to plan and write, so make sure you give yourself enough time to organize/plan & write your last benchmark before the final.
  • Benchmark #5 DUE at the end of class Tuesday 6/10.