Controversial Issue Argument Essay Unit

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Formats Included
  • PDF (20 pages)
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Your high school students will enjoy researching, writing, and debating about controversial issues in this argumentative essay project.

This download includes everything you need to assign a controversial issues essay to your students!

This file includes:

Essay Assignment Sheet

List of More than 50 Controversial Issues

List of Rhetorical Devices

List of Logical Fallacies

Organizers for a Mini Classroom Debate

Multiple Brainstorming and Researching Organizers

Essay Writing Organizers

Essay Outlines for a 5-Paragraph Essay

Essay Outlines for a non 5-Paragraph Essay

Peer Editing

Grading Rubric

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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