"You have been assigned a state. After completing your research, you will write a 5 paragraph argumentative essay about why someone should choose to live in your state versus North Carolina. First, complete your research using the graphic organizer. Then complete the outline for the essay before you begin writing your rough draft. Have fun and learn a lot!"
Includes directions page, research graphic organizer to take notes and essay outline. Assign students a state and have them argue why their state is a better place to live than North Carolina (could easily change to any state for a counter argument).