A great resource for any humanities class! This activity explores 9 primary and secondary sources that focus on the issues health care, human rights and the role (or not) of government in the health care market. Great for discussions that get students to think critically about an issue relevant to everyone's lives, as well as help scaffold their way to great argumentative essay writing.
While some of these texts are fairly complex and can be used in many young adult classrooms, I wrote and used this for my 9th and 10th grade ENL/social studies courses and--with a few guided reading strategies--students were able to access the content.
Finally, the entire activity is modeled after the Part 2 Argument Essay for the New York State CC ELA Regents Exam, so great "test prep" without the soul-crushing "test prep"!